Something that continuously comes up and I see way too often is the consumption of coffee and or teas later in the day = caffeine consumption. ••
Caffeine is a powerful stimulant and is an awesome compound that has many health and performance benefits.
But many people do not realise the negative impacts caffeine can have on your sleep. ••
Sleep is king.
In all areas of health and performance and you may be negatively impacting your sleep quality by simply consuming your "enjoyable" cup of tea or consuming caffeine from any source in the later hours of the day. ••
Many don't know that teas such as green tea, and black tea also contain caffeine not just coffee, energy drinks, colas, and pre-workout supplements.
So, your relaxing cuppa in the afternoon / evening is more than likely negatively effecting your sleep due to its stimulant affects, decreasing your feeling of tiredness at night time, stimulating your adrenal glands and increasing your adrenal hormones, cortisol and adrenaline. ••
By consuming caffeine when your body’s natural circadian rhythm is designed to decrease cortisol and stimulate the release of melatonin, you are awakening your body when it should be winding down and letting your sympathetic nervous system take over and cause the rest and digest response necessary for repair and recovery. ••
So, take note of your caffeine consumption. As a general rule try to avoid caffeine past mid to late afternoon and let your body's hormones act and perform in its natural and healthy way that they are designed for. ••
Doing so will help you achieve optimal health and performance by improving your sleep and sleep quality, improving your recovery and allow you to achieve your body composition goals more effectively! ••
Contact us today for nutrition and training programs designed specifically for you with education around small issues like this one that are having huge impacts on your health and performance daily ! ••
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