One insight

The social environment during a post-match video presentation affects the hormonal responses and playing performance in professional male athletes. The study found that the more familiar the setting during a post-match meeting, the lower the stress response of the attendees. The social environment appears to be an important aspect of performance and recovery in elite sport and, in a broader context, a possible modulator of stress responsiveness in humans.

One nudge

First-year college students who feel lonely have a weaker immune response to the flu shot, a study at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh found in 2005. Acknowledging that social-network size and loneliness are two independent factors, these findings underline the importance of social factors for our health. Mens sana in corpore sano. Healthy mind – healthy body.

One quote

“Success isn't measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.”

Mike Ditka – one of only two people to win an NFL title as player, as assistant coach, and as head coach.