Nowadays it is a well known routine to hit the coffee shop before going to work or having a cup of coffee before leaving home. Just as any other thing in life, coffee has both upsides and downsides.
It has been documented that caffeine that is found in coffee has positive effects on the performance of the athletes. It is a stimulant for the central nervous system and it blocks adenosine. In the same time it increases the adrenaline release and supports the synthesis of dopamine.
This combination of chemical reactions will increase the endurance of people and this means that in case you have coffee before going to the gym, you will be able to work out for a longer period of time with the same amount of energy.
Actually, it is said that in this case the caffeine increases the energy level through elevating the heart rate and energizing the body muscles.
On the other hand there are also some side effects that people should be aware of. In some cases people become dependent of coffee and they will have to drink more and more in order to achieve the same effect.
As caffeine has the effect of increasing the heart rate and in the same time the blood pressure, consuming it might be a problem for those who have health issues.
Another well known and documented fact is that coffee also has an effect over the quality of sleep. It takes a long time for the coffee to get out of your system, and in case it isn’t cleared out before you go to sleep, you won’t get the amount of rest needed.
Regarding fitness you should also know that caffeine favors perspiration that might lead to dehydration. This is why it might not be the best idea to consume coffee before heading for the gym.