If you’re thinking of getting into shape as part of your new year’s resolution, read on! A number of people prefer taking energy drinks or pre-workout supplements for hydration and an energy boost. Did you know that these beverages are usually laden with chemically-formulated sugars which may bring more harm than good to your body?
Drinking tea before exercise
Most health experts and instructors suggest drinking natural beverages like tea before and after exercising for an energy boost, proper hydration and numerous health benefits.
It is recommended to drink a cup of tea 15 to 30 minutes before you begin exercising. This way, your body will have ample of time to warm up while gaining a boost in energy level.
Benefits of tea as a workout drink
Drinking tea helps in muscle relaxation which makes it a perfect pre-workout drink. One study published in the American Journal of Physiology showed that tea help increase our physical endurance by 8 to 24 percent.
Physical activity causes dehydration, from intense workouts to light exercises. Tea is a good substitute to water as it contains added health benefits from antioxidants and minerals.
Researchers have found that tea is highly effective in burning fat and weight loss. Combining a healthy lifestyle like regular exercise with a habit of drinking tea is more effective than drinking tea alone to lose weight.
Muscle aches and pains are common problems after an intensive workout. They are often caused by muscle damage. Antioxidants like catechins found in Green tea and Pu’er tea helps reduce muscle damage and boost the damage recovery process.
The ingredients in tea help in increasing blood flow. Increased blood flow improves oxygenation throughout our body, boosting our energy levels and physical activity for our workout session.
Perfect solution for tea in the gym
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