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Coffee can boost your workout

Updated: Saturday, July 12 2014, 12:05 PM CDT
If you're a caffeine drinker, you may find it has a surprising benefit.

In fact, if you might want to start having a little coffee before your workout.

If you want a better workout try a little caffeine before you lace up your tennis shoes.

It may boost your exercise routine.

How so? For starters, if you're a trained athlete it may help you burn more calories a few hours post workout, according to a study out of Spain.

Other research from Japan finds that drinking coffee may also improve circulation, and get your blood flowing a little more.

Better circulation may mean a better workout.

A study from Johns Hopkins finds that caffeine helps improve memory.

People who had about 8 ounces of coffee did better on memory tests given a day later.

This brain boost may help with recall for your exercise routine.

For endurance athletes, combining caffeine with carbs after a workout may increase the stockpile of muscle fuel, meaning more reserves for the next workout.

That's according to a study in he Journal of Applied Physiology.

Be sure to not overdo it.

If you do consume caffeine, keep it to about 400 milligrams a day.

That's the equivalent of about a 16 ounce cup of coffee.

You should also remember to continue to drink plenty of water. Coffee can boost your workout


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