The weather may be getting colder, but the football season is really heating up. With the NCAA Championship game over and February quickly approaching, that can only mean one thing. That’s right – Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner!
Super Bowl LIV
For 54 years, the Super Bowl has been the deciding game for the NFL Champion. Since its inception, the Super Bowl has become a countrywide sensation. Whether it’s the game, the halftime performance, or the ads, the event draws millions of viewers every year. And this year, Super Bowl will decide the champion of the 2019 and the 100th NFL season.
Hosted at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL, this year, the winners of the National Football Conference (NFC) and American Football Conference (AFC) Championship games play for the title of Super Bowl Champions. Grinding for this coveted spot are the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers. After a couple of tough games on Sunday, these teams have a couple of weeks to recuperate before the big game, which is scheduled for Sunday, February 2nd at 5:30 CST. With a halftime show featuring Jennifer Lopez and Shakira that’s sure to get your hips moving, you won’t want to miss it.
Eye Nutrition & Football
The relationship between nutrition, eye health, and brain health has been thoroughly documented. Two antioxidants found primarily in the eyes, zeaxanthin and lutein, have also been proven to increase brain function as well as improve visual performance including:
- Visual processing speed and reaction time – the speed in which the eyes and the brain communicate enabling a player to make better decisions faster with less time to physically react.
- A quarterback’s decision to run or throw within a split second heavily impacts the game’s outcome.
- Contrast sensitivity – enables an athlete to distinguish objects on a similar colored background under varying lighting conditions.
- This is particularly helpful when a football player must identify a fast-moving, rotating dark football against the night sky.
- Visual acuity – the ability to see farther allows a clear advantage for successful performance.
- Though taken for granted, players must see the scoreboard to know how much time is on the clock and if it’s still running.
- Glare recovery – decreasing the time it takes the eyes to see “normal” after a bright light enables athletes to see critical visual detail clearly.
- It allows a player to see normally after looking up into the stadium lights to see the ball and make the catch.
- Photo recovery and reduced light sensitivity – the ability to recover from intense light
- Whether it’s from the sun or bright stadium lights, lighting can interfere with a football player’s performance. Increased photo recovery allows the eyes to adjust quickly to a changing visual environment like looking into the sky during a day game and seeing the ball without squinting too much or losing it in the sun.
With nearly unlimited resources, why do professionals choose to partner with EyePromise? There are a couple of standout reasons the pros utilize our products:
- Proof – We’ve created our products based on research and tested in clinical trials to ensure their effectiveness. Bottom line: they make an impact.
- NSF Certified – We certified our entire line through NSF International – specifically Contents Tested and Certified, but a few of our products go beyond that and have qualified for NSF Sport certification. Along with label contents and quality checks, products that are NSF Certified for Sport go through a deeper evaluation process to check for NCAA banned substances and other impurities. Learn more about NSF Certification.
No doubt many of us are excited about the upcoming Super Bowl. Be sure to tune in to your favorite sports network at 5:30 pm CST to catch the action!
If you’re interested in learning more about including EyePromise in your personal or your team’s training regimen, contact Shane Gierhart at firstname.lastname@example.org.