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How our female athletes feel forced to choose between a 'strong' or 'feminine' look

By Alison Owen, Lecturer in Health Psychology, Staffordshire University
As I watched the Fifa Women’s World Cup, I was probably one of many who couldn’t help but feel inspired by the women on the pitch, showing their elite fitness and ability. However, many female athletes have spoken out about the pressures they feel in regards to their bodies and the way they look.

Good mental health is vital to sports performance. So it is crucial our athletes feel positive about their body image and mental health if they are to achieve their potential.

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