Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Five Good Reasons to Drink Coffee Before Working Out from Forbes Living

Nothing  wakes us up like a good cup of coffee. Now, there is news that a cup of joe is beneficial to drink before working out. Forbes Living offers five reasons why we should stop at the coffee house on the way to the gym.

It improves circulation by adding oxygen to blood, which is what Japanese researchers found when they ran a study.

Two cups of coffee consumed an hour before working out resulted in showing University of Illinois researchers that those who drank it did not feel much pain during high intensity workouts.

Caffeine helps retain memory which we may need when working on a specific workout routine. 

It helps preserve muscles. Scientists at Conventry University found that coffee can prevent age-related muscle loss.

Forbes Living learns that drinking coffee increases 66% increase in muscle glycogen four hours after intense, glycogen-depleting exercise. 

But take it easy on the coffee. Drink water and give your muscles a break every now and then.

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