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Light influences your sport performance

Updated: Feb 18, 2021

Good light contributes to a good performance. Especially in sports, athletes benefit from the positive influence that light has on mental and physical conditions. The Nationale Sport Vakbeurs wrote an article about how light affects us in sports. The Good Light Group contributed with a spoken article.

As they call it: Light, a legal and easy performance booster.

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Light indoors often contributes to a pleasant atmosphere but your eyes interpreted it like biological darkness. The light indoors is far too weak compared to the intense light you get when you would be outside, ‘good light’. Good light has a positive influence on your circadian system, which controls your vitality, fatigue, mood, and mental health. Therefore, it’s important to mimic the outdoor light indoors, especially for sportsmen and sportswomen. If you want to be in the best shape, makes sure you train in good light. This can be done by training a couple of hours in natural daylight. If that is not possible, make sure you train indoors as close as possible to the window in order to get enough natural daylight. Or make sure that the electric light fulfils the requirements of good light and is strong enough to have a positive effect on your biological clock.

More information: what is good light



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