Athletes and Energy Drinks – Is an Energy Drink Really an Energy Drink?
Athletes and energy drinks. Do they really give you the energy that they say they do? A lot depends on what’s in them because they certainly are not all the same.
As a boxing trainer energy is a premium concern. Anything that can enhance an athletes training and effectiveness, as long as its healthy is worth investigating. It is the opinion of this author that energy drinks can have significant benefits. Some of these benefits are psychological–and this is very important. If you believe something will work for you it more than likely will work. In one way energy drinks are like the placebo effect–your belief in them will determine their effectiveness. If you don’t believe energy drinks will be effective as an athlete then more than likely they won’t be. The good ones will still give you energy but they will be minimized by your lack of belief.
Build up a belief in one or more of them based on their nutritional value and ingredients. Once you do so the power of the drink itself combined with your belief in it will give it quite a wallop. So do your homework and find one that is healthy and energy promoting. Many drinks have an over abundance of sugar and caffeine while others others have a low amount of nutritional value so be discerning and smart about your choices.
In my own experience I didn’t believe in energy drinks at all until I came across one that convinced me otherwise. As a 54 year old trainer and athlete I still do 10-14 rounds of training every day and part of this I owe to an enhanced energy level. I did my homework and found something that works for me–plus I started a side business that is quickly replacing my current income–so, not only do I have more energy but I have more money to boot!
Steve Boston is an author, television producer and boxing trainer. To give Vemma and Verve a try for yourself visit http://www.healthworldwide.biz