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Apollo Neuro and the NFL Alumni Association Forge Multi-Year Partnership
5 August 2022 - - US-based medical technology company Apollo Neuroscience, makers of a wearable designed to improve the body's resilience to stress, has forged a multi-year partnership with the US-based retired player organization the National Football League Alumni Association (NFLAA), the company said.

The partnership is a result of ongoing conversations the NFLAA has had with its community looking for better tools for safely improving sleep, pain and mental health of retired athletes.

The NFLAA and Apollo Neuroscience have teamed up to provide former NFL players and their families steeply discounted products and educational content to ensure their physical and mental well-being are cared for long after their playing careers are over.

In addition, Apollo Neuroscience and the NFLAA are teaming up with The board of Medicine to present "Where the Athletic Heart and Mind Meet," a special webinar of the NFL Alumni's Enlightenment Webisode series that dives deep on heart and cardiovascular wellbeing in athletes.

The special episode will air live through Apollo Neuro and NFLAA channels on August 10.

Founded in 1967 by a group of successful retired NFL players, the NFL Alumni membership includes thousands of retired players, coaches, front office executives, spouses, cheerleaders, and avid fans.

A primary mission of the NFL Alumni is "Caring for Our Own" as the organization informs, assists, and serves players in their post-NFL lives.

Alumni are offered a package of medical, business, and legal services to help keep them and their families healthy, productive, and connected to the league and their former teammates.

As part of the three-year deal, Apollo Neuro will extend significant discounts to any retired NFL player, cheerleader or executive who is part of the NFL Alumni Association and interested in experiencing the health benefits of the Apollo wearable.

The Apollo wearable works by engaging with your sense of touch, delivering silent, soothing vibrations to rebalance and strengthen your nervous system, helping you go from "fight or flight" to "rest and digest."

The Apollo technology is designed to enhance physical and mental recovery, performance, sleep, and heart rate variability - a key indicator of resilience to stress.

The most common health goals among NFL Alumni include improved quality of sleep, pain, and cardiovascular health - further solidifying the importance of this partnership.

In an ongoing sleep study to understand the Apollo wearable's impact on sleep and cardiovascular health, those who used Apollo consistently (3+ hours a day, 5+ days a week, during the day and night) saw significant improvements in sleep and cardiovascular health metrics, the company said.

The partnership with Apollo Neuro furthers the NFL Alumni's commitment to develop additional resources and programs that champion tools to help former players improve their overall health, mental health and wellbeing.
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