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PerformancePro is about Brainpower and physical fitness. We like to share inspiration like Eat Sweat Play, essential reading by Anna Kessel.

As you know PerformancePro is about Brainpower as well as physical fitness. On your behalf, we like to keep an eye out and share the latest advances in sports science and other sources of insight and inspiration.

This time round it’s a book that we feel could be essential reading for raising your sporting ambition and aspiration.


Eat Sweat PlayEat Sweat Play by Anne Kessel

When 45% of Olympic Team GB are women and sweating is ‘hot’ for female celebrities, why are there still so many obstacles for girls and women when it comes to sport?

Why is sport consistently defined as male territory?

And what is it really like to be an elite female athlete?

Eat Sweat Play is an engaging and inspirational work looking at and well beyond these questions. What does it mean to be a sporty woman in the 21st century?

‘Fascinating, compelling and thought-provoking’  The Pool

‘A piercing call to arms, [Anna] argues that if women and girls embrace being active, it will lead to a sea change for women’s bodies, self-image and outlook. It is brilliant.’  The Stylist

About Anna Kessel

Anna Kessel @Anna_Kessel is a sports writer for the Guardian and the Observer. She is also the co-founder and chair of Women in Football.  This year she has been awarded an MBE for services to journalism and women’s sport.

In July this year, Anna joined England and Chelsea footballer Eniola Aluko and football coach Annie Zaidi on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour to discuss the importance of sport in raising ambition and aspiration in girls.

Check out the programme via Radio 4 Woman’s Hour archive

Find out more about and order Eat Sweat Play by Anna Kessel


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