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Duty to Care: Physical Well-being

Monitor, manage and maintain healthy habits and help prevent illness and injury by learning how feelings and performance are driven by lifestyle factors that affect your physiology

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Do you feel ready to put your knowledge to the test? If so you can enrol now for FREE, otherwise you can continue reading this page to find more resource tips and guides and learn more about our courses and online learning products around this intrinsic theme of Duty to Care. Register for the Physical Well-being Knowledge Check and you will be automatically enrolled onto the Knowledge Checks for Diversity, Inclusion, Mental Health & Well-being, Safeguarding and Safe to Practice.


Below you will find essential resources, workshops and online courses covering the Physical Well-being pillar of Duty to Care.

Our comprehensive suite of learning aims to galvanise the coaching sector to fulfil its obligations around the education and provision of the six pillars of Duty to Care.

Key Resources


Learn what we mean by physical well-being and discover strategies for encouraging and establishing healthy lifestyle habits into your practice.  

Where is the Line? Action Replay



A guided discussion on selected clips from the 20-minute ‘Where is the Line?’ film that centre on physical well-being. Watch the replays and work through key learning points.

Upgrade to Premium Membership of UK Coaching Club to access a more dynamic 'Where is the Line?' guided reflection experience which uses the voice of industry experts to guide your learning and simulate a trainer-led session.

Beyond the Activity: Your Duty to Care



An introduction to the Duty to Care Hub, providing valuable insights into the six new pillars of Duty to Care.

Hosted by UK Coaching’s Head of Coaching and Policy Heather Douglas, discover how the latest in learning technology and host of new courses and resources can help you put Duty to Care at the heart of your coaching practice.

Time2Learn: Applying Physical Well-being to Your Coaching



Hosted by Physiologist and Health Assessment Expert Oliver Patrick, this webinar explores the topic of physical well-being, including key practical strategies to help you apply its principles to your coaching.

This includes discussion of the illness–wellness continuum and the five domains of physical well-being.



Continue your learning journey

Handpicked resources on the theme of Physical Well-being that will help you develop your learning around this pillar of duty to care




What is Food Literacy and Why is it Important?

Registered Dietician and Sports Nutritionist Sarah Chantler introduces the concept of food literacy and explains why it is a useful tool in the coach’s toolkit to develop well-rounded athletes




Understanding Meal Planning for Athletes

Insight into basic meal planning, developed in partnership with Paul Rimmer. Effective meal plans are designed with the athlete’s goals in mind




Nutrition for Young Athletes: Time-Saving Ideas for Busy Parents

Parents of young athletes often have the responsibility of keeping everyone fed, a task that becomes increasingly difficult when considering a hectic schedule. Our tips for good nutrition, developed in partnership with Sarah Chantler (Registered Dietician), include empowering children and young people to do some of the prep themselves




Nutrition and Hydration for Physical Activity

Understanding nutrition and hydration is essential for anyone who is physically active. This blog gives information on eating well and keeping hydrated that will be useful for coaches and athletes alike




Hydration Guide: Are You Above the Line?

Understanding hydration is essential for athletes and coaches. This infographic offers a simple method to recognising whether you’re adequately hydrated




Developing a Hydration Plan

Insight into ensuring that the people you coach maintain good hydration developed with Paul Rimmer. As well as developing a hydration plan to help, it’s a good idea to role model good hydration practices and ensure water is available during sessions




Understanding the Menstrual Cycle

In the third resource in a series, the Welsh Institute of Performance Science’s Natalie Brown explains the biology of the menstrual cycle and why a greater knowledge and awareness of the cycle is important to consider when working with female athletes




Understanding the Menstrual Cycle: The Biological Response

In the ninth resource in a series, the Welsh Institute of Performance Science’s Natalie Brown explains each stage of the menstrual cycle, offering key insight to help you consider the potential impact on participation in sport and physical activity




The Impact of the Menstrual Cycle on Training and Performance

In the seventh resource in a series, the Welsh Institute of Performance Science’s Natalie Brown explains the impact that the menstrual cycle can have on training and provides top tips and strategies for the management of the menstrual cycle within coaching sessions

Other resources you may be interested in...




Myths about Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are common and serious psychiatric disorders but are often poorly understood. In the second part of this series exploring disordered eating, this infographic developed with Dr Carolyn Plateau, Senior Lecturer in Psychology from Loughborough University, highlights the common myths about eating disorders and disordered eating in participants involved in physical activity and sport




Understanding the Stress Model

In this introduction to the Stress Model, the first of three resources on the topic, Megan Little explains key concepts and how the approach to stress management can impact athlete performance




How to Manage Stress and Reduce its Impact

In the second of three resources, Megan Little explores the benefits of supporting your athletes to better manage stress and suggests valuable behaviours to role model

eLearning Course

An Introduction to Physical Well-being



In this 15-minute eLearning module you will explore the components of physical well-being and igniting the movement for change which encourages learners to improve their personal physical well-being.