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The Black Country Buddhas Podcast

My Home Vitality goes in search of the easiest solutions, in every aspect of health - mental, physical and spiritual - regardless of fitness level. 

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Mar 31, 2019

Neil Wainwright is a former professional footballer who was purchased by Sunderland, at 20 years old, for £100,000 and is now the Academy coach of Morcambe FC.

 In this podcast:

  • How Neil dealt with his move to Sunderland, the ego boost of being a professional footballer and having money to spend.
  • Mental health in sport and how to cope with a feeling of losing your identity when you retire, as well as preparing young footballers and children for later life.
  • Exercise plans and how to deal with injury; including, how mental, physical and nutritional preparation for has changed in football.
  • The importance of a tribe and reconnecting with fellow humans.
  • Once Upon A Smile - a charity that he is a proud patron of, who provide emotional and practical support to bereaved families (especially children who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling).

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