Life balance for elite athletes

Faced with their major day-to-day time pressures, with increased workloads for training, courses and competitions, and the management of their training and/or retraining projects, elite athletes have to complete a growing number of activities and their pace of life is accelerating.

The work carried out by INSEP aims to:

  • Improve understanding of engagement and resistance processes concerning the integration, innovation and adoption of practices to improve performance (recovery, sleep, nutrition, time management).
  • Better understand how preparation conditions impact the management of performance projects.

The interdisciplinary approach combining sociology, psychology and physiology makes it possible to look at all the factors that can help optimise the conditions for athletes to prepare for major international events. The findings from this research can also potentially be transferred to the general public with a focus on health and wellbeing.

Main research work