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New study: Effects of energy drinks

There is a new study on the effects of energy drinks and the conclusion is not good news. Peveler, WW, Sanders, GJ, Marczinski, CA, and Holmer, B. have been published their study to determine the effect of 3 different energy drinks on cardiovascular and performance measures. It is important to recognize the difference between these new products and traditional soft drinks such as coffee, tea, sports drinks (such as Gatorade), sodas, juices, or flavored water.

“Fifteen recreational runners completed 5 trials. The first trial consisted of a graded exercise protocol. The 4 remaining trials consisted of 15-minute economy trials at a treadmill. An hour before subjects ingested 1 of the 3 energy drinks or a placebo. HR, BP, VO2, and rating of perceived exertion (RPE) were recorded during the 15-minute trial.

Fifteen-minute systolic BP readings were significantly lower in the placebo trials in relation to the 3 energy drink trials.

  • There were no significant differences in diastolic BP and HR.
  • There were no significant differences found in VO2 or RPE measures.
  • The findings show no performance benefits under the conditions of this study.
  • However, there does appear to be a significant increase in systolic BP.”

Translated, performance is not a reason to drink energy drinks. Caffeine and taurine will not enhance your performance. Your heart will beat faster and this may induce you to think you´re performing better. False impression.

Actually, if you take a look at a previous study (John P. Higgins, Santi Yarlagadda, and Benjamin Yang. Cardiovascular Complications of Energy Drinks), there is no reason at all to drink these beverages. This study concludes that energy drinks are “associated with complications not only patients with underlying cardiovascular conditions but also in young people.”

It would be a disaster if doing sports, trying to perform better, you get serious health issues because of a bad choice. Choose traditional: water, juices, sports drinks, and enjoy the process of a healthy living.

 

Evernote for Fitness 1

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Hello, dears 🙂

I have some news. Exciting news! I´ve sent an application for Evernote´s  Community Leader. What´s Evernote?

Evernote is a dynamic workspace that boosts your productivity. It´s a cloud note-taking app that makes  very easy keeping track of pretty much everything. We´ll focus on how to use Evernote for fitness, keeping track of your workouts, meals, etc. Traditionally, trainers have encouraged their trainees to keep a training diary.

Last two years, I´ve been developing personalized workouts and meal plans to my clients using Evernote. Results have been pretty amazing. In the next few weeks, I´ll explain how you can use Evernote as the best training diary Ever!

Evernote has too many features to cover them in a single post. On Fridays, we´ll explore Evernote´s features for fitness purposes.

The first thing you need, in case you haven´t one yet, is create your account. Please, use my invitation. It´s free! Make sure to download to all your devices.

Your homework for this week 😉

  1. Download the app.
  2. Create your account.
  3. Create a specific notebook for fitness.

 

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Click File, New Notebook

 

 

Pick a fancy name, like “Fitness” or “Workouts”, and next week we´ll see how to get reunite all your previous workouts in there!

 

 

 

 

From the USA to the UK

Hello, dears 🙂

My good friend Cameron, aka The world´s biggest fridge magnet, had some questions for me. Currently, Cameron is training for a charity walk… 170 miles! Do you suffer a lack of motivation? Follow this guy!

What would you do if you were the one survivor in a plane crash?

If you woke up and had 2,000 unread emails and could only answer 300 of them how would you choose which ones to answer?

The answers to these and other funny questions at The Magnet Interviews 🙂

Dragon´s Loyalty Award

Dragon´s Loyalty Award is a cool name, isn´t it? Thank you very much, Paul at wwwpalfitness, for this award. He is a great personal trainer and supportive blogger. You should check his amazing blog and follow him.

Dragons loyalty

Award´s Rules:

•Display the award on your blog.
•Announce your win with a post and link the blogger who nominated you.
•Present 6 deserving bloggers with the award.
•Link your awardees in the post.
•Write 7 interesting things about you.

7 facts about me

  1. I love travelling.
  2. I need more training
  3. I have thirty stitches in my left eyebrow.
  4. Myopic.
  5. I have a little gym at home.
  6. Aerocool fan.
  7. Yoga enthusiastic.

My nominees

Dziey

Summer-ice World

Ishma Imroz

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