In addition to containing fat burning agents that help us shed pounds quicker following moderate to vigorous physical activity, caffeine is a highly psychoactive drug. One cup of coffee is actually equivalent to 20 minutes of aerobic exercise as far as boosts to cognition are concerned.
A new paper published in Nature Scientific Reports makes a compelling case for adopting java as our new workout companion.
“Studies show that a single bout of exercise confers cognitive benefits. However, many individuals use psychoactive substances such as caffeine to enhance cognitive performance,” the authors write in the new report. “Acute moderate-intensity aerobic exercise and caffeine (1.2 mg/kg) significantly improved working memory accuracy.