Ensure optimal performance with the Litebook
Light therapy is fast becoming a key part of a sportsperson's fitness routine. It naturally improves concentration and alertness, and gives a boost in energy. It also ensures that their circadian rhythm (body clock) is perfectly aligned. It also virtually eliminates jet lag for those travelling across continents for events. Little wonder then that light therapy units are now being used by football clubs and the British Olympic team, among others. We have a special page of information for Formula One teams which you can find here.
Examples of light therapy uses in sport include football teams that have installed light therapy equipment in their dressing rooms. This gives players a session of bright light exposure while preparing for the match, giving them a natural energy boost and ensuring they are as focussed and alert as possible. The British swimming team use light therapy to move their body clocks further forward, as they wake up early to start their training and so can now do so with their body in optimal condition for it. The Dutch swimming team uses light therapy to combat jet lag.
Sunlight naturally triggers the body to produce serotonin, a chemical that gives a feeling of well-being, motivation and energy. Providing players with a Litebook will allow them to start producing serotonin early, allowing them to be fully focussed and naturally energised before stepping onto the pitch. The lighting in a dressing room, no matter how bright, is not of the brightness and, crucially, of the correct wavelengths that the body requires to acknowledge it as sunlight.
Eliminate jetlag when touring
Light therapy can also be used to alleviate jet lag far quicker than the body can adjust naturally. Ordinarily the body takes one day per time zone to adjust, with a LiteBook can be as short as one hour per time zone – ensuring you and your team are ready to perform almost instantly. Formula One teams have used light therapy when travelling to destinations such as Brazil, Japan and Australia – the latter would ordinarily take your body up to 10 days to adjust to. With the LiteBook? As little as one.
One of the members of the gold medal winning British Rowing team from the 2004 Olympics Ed Cooke said, “when the final started getting closer we had to get up earlier and earlier, because it is not light in Athens till 6h30 in the morning, it was great to wake up with light at 4h45 in the morning. The [light therapy] woke us up full of energy for the final. [It] certainly made a difference. It was a lot more useful than we thought it would be!”.
When Manchester United travelled to Japan for the World Club Cup in Tokyo, Japan in 2008 there were fears that jet lag could harm their Premier League title push. Even Fabio Capello was concerned. Jet lag can take days to recover from, and all the while you lack energy and several key bodily functions will still be out of sync. Using the Litebook can see jet lag cured within hours - crucial when you need to quickly adapt to different time zones.
The Litebook will help you get the most out yourself and your team – whatever sport you're involved with and wherever you travel in the world. Sport needs you to be at 100% to achieve success – and the light therapy helps ensure exactly that. And with the LiteBook, getting effective light therapy has never been so easy, so quick or so versatile.
If you've been looking into light therapy lamps, you've probably already noticed a few things; they're bulky, time-consuming and awkward. You may also notice that their running costs can run into the hundreds after a few years. Not with the Litebook Elite. Its use of LEDs rather than flourescent bulbs makes it small, halves the usage times, portable and has almost no running costs.
The Litebook Elite fits into the palm of your hand. Its built in battery means it can be used anywhere, on a plain, in a locker room, on a breakfast table. The light it produces exactly replicates the peak wavelengths of the sun, making it more effective than conventional lights and requiring as little as 15 minutes to take effect. Light therapy has never been so easy to fit into a routine.
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If you're interested in using the Litebook to improve your business, why not give us a ring on 0844 504 9999, or use the Contact Us page to send us an email, and we'll be happy to discuss the potential benefits the Litebook could have on your company and answer any queries you may have.