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5 Reasons Why You Can Add Coffee to Your Workout Routine
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We hope you are enjoying your summer. One thing we hear a from our clients is how tired they feel after they exercise. A lot of people do not know that they need to hydrate as well before exercising. But even better for you coffee lovers, it is actually a great idea to also drink coffee before you get on that treadmill. Here are five reasons why you can add coffee to your workout routine.

  1. Coffee, when consumed in the right way, can in fact be used as a health and fitness enhancing tool. In one recent study, athletes who consumed caffeine pre-exercise burned 15 percent more calories for three hours post-exercise, compared to the control group.
  2. Other functional benefits of a pre-workout cup of coffee include improved microcirculation, pain reduction, improved endurance, muscle preservation, and improved memory.
  3. When used before exercise, coffee will give you a good boost, and will work to optimize the benefits of exercise; stimulating energy production and fat burning.
  4. Taken after exercise, coffee is more likely to inhibit recuperation and rather continue mimicking the effects of exercise on your body.
  5. If you exercise in the evening, you may want to skip the pre-workout cup of coffee however, as it can disrupt your sleep cycle by keeping you alert well into the night.