5 great TED Talks for athletes

I’ll be using these TED Talks in my health classes.

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484076hr The world of athletics is brutal. Athletes put themselves through grueling workout schedules and intense competitions, pushing their bodies and minds to the limit. But because part of being an athlete is constantly going up against (and sometimes with) faster, stronger and/or younger competitors, by far the hardest test any athlete faces is their internal struggle with themselves. It’s natural to question: Am I good enough? Can I keep going? Why am I doing this?

This series of moving and motivating talks reaches out to those athletes in pain, reminding you why you do what you do and illustrating that, whatever the excuse, it is no longer valid.

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Janine Shepherd: A broken body isn’t a broken person
In this talk from TEDxKC, Janine Shepherd will make you laugh and cry in the same sentence. Talking from experience, she highlights every athlete’s worst nightmare and biggest question: who am…

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