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 your workout can stimulate the nervous system, Dr Joyner says.