If youre a Starbucks lover who needs a little motivation to get back to that Zumba class, we are here to providegood news thats just as sweet as your latte.
Look at science gifting us with fantastic findings! This is a practice we can all get behind. Lets be honest doesthe treadmill actually is felt that invitingsans coffee?
Not that youd need any further persuading before trying out this method for yourself, but, just in case, were here to provide.
According to, caffeine builds it easier for your muscles to burn fat( rating !). It increases alertness, which in turn stimulates that round on the elliptical seem less grueling.
As delighted as scientists were to discover this, some used to believe there is a catch itonly works if you give up coffee some time beforehand.
OK, OK, stop hyperventilating and listen to what Dr.Bruno Gualano, a prof of physiology and nutrition at the University of So Paulo, has to say. He identifies himself as a good Brazilian who loves a beaker of Joe, so he is totally in the know.
To see if this frightening theory was true, Dr.Gualano gathered a group of 40 male cyclists for a study. After extensive questioning, riders were divided into groups low, moderate, and high caffeine consumers.They all received caffeine pills that boosted their performance.
Dr.Gualano concluded that the workout outcomes were the same for all consumers light, moderate, or heavy.
He provided with very promising news and told, No matter the habitual caffeine intake in the diet, acute caffeine supplementation can improve performance.
However, he did mention that results might differ for women.
In honor of Dr. Gualanos findings, Ill run treat myself to a cappuccino but Planet Fitness is kind of far away from my apartment, and its raining out, so Ill save that whole pesky exercising thing for another day and only stick to gettingmy coffee.
Ill enjoy the workout perk at some point in the near future. Maybe.
Citations: ( The New York Times )