Ask Pirates second baseman Neil Walker for the most important qualities of his game, and he won’t talk about catching or hitting. He'll tell you that you can’t do any of those things without good vision. That's why MLB players have begun taking a unique nutrient to boost their eyesight in hopes of gaining and edge on their competition.
He’s known as the Outback Assassin, Down Under or, to teammates, simply Delly. No matter the nickname, Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova carries his Australian heritage with him everywhere he goes—which can be a problem when navigating American grocery stores lacking Tim Tams, Vegemite and other Aussie staples.
Still, while their schedules may be demanding, elite athletes, both in-season and off-season, do find ways to enjoy the holidays during the winter months without compromising their performance or physical condition. SI EDGE talked with three pros—experts in fitness, endurance and nutrition—to collect the best tips and tricks from athletes across a range of sports that you too can incorporate to your lifestyle this holiday season.