It’s a new year, which means it’s the perfect time to start hitting the gym again. It’s time to get back on track to a healthier, active lifestyle. And if you really want to reach your goals then it’s time to start looking at your choice of pre workout drinks.
Do you drink another cup of coffee before heading to the gym? Do you swallow a couple caffeine supplements? Or chug back a chemically formulated pre workout powder?
Well turns out there’s a much healthier option. Tea is an all-natural alternative in sports nutrition and frankly one of the best pre workout drinks. It not only encourages a longer, more efficient gym session, but it also helps your recovery afterward and has many other health benefits.
Here is a closer look at why tea is the best pre workout drink.
Supplies an All-Natural Energy Boost
Mindset and energy focus control everything about your workout. It controls whether you push yourself to finish an entire sweat-drenching workout or whether you decide to cut yourself short and go home early.
Considering the two most popular times to go to the gym are early in the morning or right after an eight-hour shift of work, it’s hard not to choose the latter.
Drinking an energizing tea like Energy Booster Blend before your training will elevate your energy levels. This increased energy will get your body and mind where they need to be for hard workouts.
Along with other health-improving ingredients, many teas have a decent amount of caffeine. They also don’t contain artificial sweeteners, making them a healthier, all-natural replacement to coffee, caffeine creatine and other pre workout formulas.
Ensures You’re Properly Hydrated
Staying hydrated is detrimental to making it to the end of an intense workout without feeling dizzy or running for the garbage can.
Our muscle tissue contains over 75% water and when we sweat, our body loses water fast. By only consuming coffee, pre workout supplements or energy drinks before or during exercise we deprive our body of the hydration it needs to get optimal results from our workout.
Tea on the other hand, replenishes your body with the water it needs and more! Drinking tea when you work out will prolong your endurance and keep your mind sharp for any intense workout.
Increases Metabolism & Healthy Weight Loss
Majority of tea contains antioxidants known as catechins, which can help shed more fat during exercise. Green tea is especially high in catechins and sometimes works better for weight loss than any other dietary supplement.
Many different studies have shown a link between green tea consumption and a decrease in body fat. In one study, people who consumed green tea extract for 12 weeks experienced significant “decreases in body weight, body fat and waist circumference”.
Different types of tea, such as black and oolong have also been proven to help in weight loss by speeding up metabolism.
Smooths Out Muscle Aches & Damage
Nothing is more bittersweet than not being to walk for a couple days after an intense leg day. The burn is great because it means you had a good workout, but the burn also sucks because A) you can’t get up your stairs and B) you’re now less likely to workout for a few days.
Drinking tea prior to, during or after a workout can help reduce any pain and aches. The catechins mentioned earlier that are found in tea also help alleviate soreness and muscle damage.
Teas ingredients also known for having a relaxing effect and aiding with muscle pains are chamomile and lemongrass.
Best Teas For Your Workout
WELLNESS | Energy Booster Blend
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Tea On-The-Go Made Easy
Do you usually drink your pre-workout while on-the-go? Don’t worry, here are some great travel tea infuser bottles that will allow you to infuse the best pre workout drink while on the move.
COPENHAGEN Double Walled Glass Infuser Bottle