The Case Against Listening to Your Body

March 27, 2023

The study was led by Hayley Young, a psychologist at Swansea University in Britain. She and her colleagues compared sprinters, distance runners, and non-athletes in two separate sub-studies. The athletes were further divided into two groups: elite (meaning they were ranked in the top 100 in Britain) and non-elite.

In the first study, 213 subjects filled out an online questionnaire assessing their self-reported interoceptive awareness. Triathlete