Boxing Federation of India conducted session on mental fitness for athletes, coaches

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The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) conducted mental fitness and emotional well-being session, which received good response as 374 boxers and coaches attended this session.

Earlier Sports Authority of India (SAI) initiated sessions to keep players fit and motivated as the world fights coronavirus pandemic. Motive of today’s interactive session was to give tips on positivity and mindfulness during these tough times.

Boxing Federation of India is the first national sports federation (NSF) to to take this initiative. It was necessary keeping in mind that there is no sports action going on. During this intractive session some pressing issues which were discussed are:

  1. Match-day anxiety
  2. Training in absence of coach
  3. How to maintain well-being during such uncertain times.
  4. To follow the Routine lifestyle which includes sleep and wakeup cycle, training time, eating habits.
  5. Meditation and relaxation by listening to music.

This session was conducted by Dr Samir Parikh, Director, Fortis National Mental Health Program and Divya Jain, Sports Psychologist, Head of Psychological Services, Fortis Healthcare.

“It is so important that the BFI is giving emphasis to mental conditioning and wellness in these times. It’s a very good initiative that needs to happen at all levels as a continuous effort,” said Dr Samir Parikh.

“Success in sport and other fields is not just about your technical skill base but also mental conditioning and as a player, you need to stay focused, confident and positive. Also, just like you devote time for physical training it is equally important that we devote time for mental conditioning as well,” said Divya Jain.

Physical exercise coaching session are already going on but mental fitness session addressed various questions and issues that boxers or coaches face while training

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