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Crash and Burn: Energy drinks aren't the answer for fixing the fatigue

You know quick fixes typically don't work, no matter what the topic of discussions might be.
Fad diets often lead to frustration and a short term slimming that is quickly followed by weight gain.
The exercise DVDs that promise perfectly sculpted abs or toned muscles in a matter of days suddenly turns into two years of working out. That same DVD might have been abandoned long ago and simply collecting dust on your shelf.
When it comes to feelings of fatigue, the result of taking a short cut could have long lasting, negative effects on your health. Ingesting an energy drink isn't anything new as these beverages are wildly popular, mostly marketed toward males with such tag lines as "extreme" or "monster" adorning the cans.
Are these drinks safe? Yes and no.

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These drinks are especially concerning when teenagers drink them as they're riddled with caffeine and often could lead to dehydration at the very least or heart problems at worst. The latter is typically associated with mass consumptions and a ferocious frequency of drinking energy drinks throughout a day. Anyone who says they're drinking 3 or 4 a day is actually drinking the equivalent of 12 cups of coffee as a result.
That caffeine, especially in someone who is young, can create the onset of high blood pressure, increase your heart rate to dangerous levels and even adversely affect brain functions. Studies also suggest that energy drinks provide a concentrated dose of caffeine but don't necessarily improve awareness, the ability to focus or, for those who down a few before a workout, performance.
Instead, insomnia, headaches (usually associated from the "crash" after an energy drink wears off), jitters or even impaired judgment highlight the effects of energy drinks. Not surprisingly, that information is nowhere to be found on the can.
The younger, male demographic often migrate toward energy drinks as a pre gym supplement of sorts in the hopes they can get motivated to lift weights and do so for a longer period of time.
Realistically, that has zero proof of actually being the case.
The case in this instance is the one being built against energy drinks of all shapes and sizes as being more associated with poor health and even death rather than an increase in energy or aptitude.
A steady dose of water or orange juice or nibbling on pretzels before, during and after working out, is s safer option in comparison to energy drinks.
Water, juice or snacks don't sound quite as hip, sexy or empowering as energy drinks, and that's part of the issue at hand. The key to keeping alert and infusing your body with more energy is predicated on a diet of fruits and vegetables and a steady dose of exercise.
You certainly can indulge in a cup of coffee or even a much maligned energy drink but just not as your primarily resource of rebounding for exhaustion.

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