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A recent study found that energy drinks can cause insomnia and anxiety. Try these natural options instead.
1 Mint gum Research shows that the scent of peppermint can decrease fatigue, “and the strong mint flavour can boost your alertness,” says Dr Michael Joyner, an exercise researcher.
2 Controlled breathing Tuning in to your breath and establishing a steady rhythm helps you feel more focused and ready to go, Dr Joyner says. Bonus: It may also lower your perception of effort. 3 Plain water Drinking cold water before you work out can stimulate the nervous system, Dr Joyner says.