Addressing Sporting Pressures on athletes’ body Image and Relationships with Eating and exercise
We know that elite athletes face many pressures, including on their bodies, eating, and exercise, which can impact performance, physical health, and mental wellbeing. We hope to achieve the following outcomes through the ASPIRE study:
- Improved understanding of how these pressures impact elite athletes, their performance and health.
- Improved assessment of problematic body image concerns, eating and exercise behaviours in elite athletes.
- Informing the development and modification of interventions specifically tailored for elite athletes, which can be used to help restore optimal health and performance.
How can I get involved?
We are currently recruiting athletes to participate in the study!
We are wanting to hear from a diverse range of elite athletes regardless of sporting type or gender, and including para-athletes and retired athletes. Even if you do not or did not experience pressures regarding your body, eating and/or exercise as an elite athlete, we still want to hear from you!
If you are a current or former athlete who is 18 years or older and you have trained or competed at national or international levels, you can get involved by participating in the study.