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How coffee can power up your workout?

There’s a miracle substance in coffee that makes us feel more awake, stronger and more energetic and that substance is called caffeine.

Caffeine is the world’s most widely consumed psychoactive drug. It is actually a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant used to improve mental awareness. Caffeine can also be found in painkillers as it contains healing properties. However, it is most commonly found in beverages like coffee, tea, cola, and etc.

But how can coffee help you to improve your workout…?

Your body will respond to the caffeine and according to a Philadelphia-based sports dietitian, Kelly Jones, “Since caffeine increases alertness, perceived improvement in cognitive performance may translate into a greater focus on an athletic event,”.

Not just that, caffeine can help to minimize fatigue and pain when you’re working out which allows you to go the extra mile. Below are ways you can improve your workout with the help of coffee:

1.Reduce sugar or creamer

Go easy on the sugar as our main objective here is to improve the performance of our workout, not to be getting diabetes!

2.Moderation is key

We totally get that you’re excited you’ve just learnt your favourite drink on earth can help to power up your workout but that doesn’t mean you can drink as much as possible. Do note that if you over-consume it, you’ll end up feeling jittery and unable to focus.

3.Timing is everything

Its best to have coffee one hour before your workout session to get the most out of it and the ‘magical’ effects can last up to four hours.

4.You still need food and water

Never replace water with coffee as it is two different things. Your body needs carbohydrates and fluids as primary energy and hydration sources.

5.Know your limit

According to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, adults can only consume no more than 400 milligrams of caffeine per day. If you take more, you are prone to insomnia, anxiety, fast heart rate, upset stomach and headaches.

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