Power up your diet

Burn fat and beat bloat

Glamour (South Africa) - - Glamour 2017 March -

Boost your en­ergy

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.

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