One of the absolute best ways to live a happier and healthier life is to exercise! Before your next workout, skip the energy drink or sugar-packed pre-workout supplement and get a natural boost of energy with a glass of quality tea.
Instead of having that jittery feeling or “crash” that comes with artificially made beverages (or even too much coffee), you’ll get a nice, smooth increase of energy from tea that will help power you to your best workout ever. Here’s what you should know.
Using Tea to Exercise
To enhance your exercise experience, try drinking tea about 15 to 30 minutes before you actually begin working out. This will give your body a chance to adjust to the energy boost and give you time to feel truly prepared to work up a sweat.
It’s also a good idea to pick a tea that will boost your energy levels without having to drink too much of it. (Drinking two or three glasses before a workout, for example, may cause you to feel heavy and bloated, which won’t be conducive to a great workout.)
Then, once your exercise is finished, you can drink a little more tea to refresh yourself. Why? Well, if you work out in the morning before work, drinking some tea post-workout can help prevent feelings of fatigue and retain your energy levels so you can feel great throughout the day.
Picking the Right Tea for Your Workout
When picking the right tea for your exercise, choose one that you enjoy naturally so you don’t have to add anything to it; putting sugary add-ons into your tea could give you a sugar crash later in the gym.
Here are some great choices for our teas that give you an energy boost:
What if you’re about to enjoy a relaxing and invigorating activity like a yoga workout? Try a tea that will gently stimulate your mind and senses like:
If you’re serious about improving your health and staying in shape, try finding a nice tea to complement your exercises. There are many more out there so feel free to sample as many as you like to get the best one for you. Your body will thank you and you will feel much better than you did with energy drinks and over-caffeinated beverages.