29 Sep '15, 6pm

5 truths about running and coffee for #NationalCoffeeDay

The first confession I can work with—there are plenty of ways to add veggies to the diet. But the second? I just don’t understand why an endurance athlete feels shame for loving java. Not only can coffee be linked to health benefits, but it’s also a potent source of caffeine. And caffeine is one of the most popular ergogenic aids in the world for good reason—it works. RELATED: Discover how you can power your run with The Runner's World Cookbook ! How does caffeine affect exercise? It can be more than just a morning pick-me-up. Caffeine has a number of physiologic effects that can help improve athletic performance. It is rapidly absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract and is a mild stimulant that affects multiple organ systems. Can you get too much of a good thing? While there is no consistent evidence for adverse effects on a healthy cardiovascular system, some athletes—lik...

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