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Light boxes may be better known for helping those afflicted with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), but athletes can also benefit from their use by helping them improve mood through the winter months with daily exposure of just 40mins.
Lumie, leaders in light box technology, offer up the Pharos Compact as a keenly priced unit that delivers a whopping 10,000 lux of light power with one simple turn of its switch.
The 5kg solidly built box is easy to move around thanks to its integrated handle, and so is ideal for at work, at home or in front of you during turbo trainer sessions. Its daylight spectrum bulbs (110w, so no more than a normal household bulb) last around 500 hours and are priced at £12.50 each.
Although the initial investment seems high, try to think of it as buying your own mini sun; your personal ray of sunshine!
Pro and amateur athletes are already onto this fitness trick that, if the summer disappoints, can be used all year round.