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How Coffee May Give Your Workout a Boost


Workout boost with coffee
Workout boost with coffee

He stops by the gym’s café for a cup of coffee before heading to the treadmill. Or, she walks into the gym with her favorite Starbucks coffee before busting it out in a high energy Zumba class. It would not surprise me if you have come across something similar. You know, someone who chugs down a quick drink of coffee? Be slow to criticize, though. While I am not here to wholly advocate caffeine, research has shown that drinking a cup of coffee before a workout can improve performance, offer some functional advantages, and may even help with weight loss.

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Little known ways to recover faster after a workout


after a workout
after a workout

Do you struggle to recover from training or feel out of breath and light headed during strenuous ‎exercise? If so, try out the following three natural superfoods to boost your stamina and get back on track faster after your workout.

  • Beetroot

In one study, participants who consumed the purple root before working out were able to run faster and speed up by 5% during the last 1.1 miles 1.‎ Researchers found that the natural nitrates in the beetroot made muscles more effective at utilizing energy and helped them recover faster.

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