This Surprising Study Says You Should Drink Coffee Before Every Workout

From: theladders.com

Despite its known benefits, downing a cup of coffee is rarely cited as an important pre-workout suggestion.

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.

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.

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