Too tired for exercise and sports? Scientists at the University of Queensland have found that drinking a cup of tea or coffee a day helps them move on.
Women who drink one to two cups of tea or coffee a day are more physically active than those who consume these drinks less often. This is the result of a study from the School of Humanities and Nutrition at the University of Queensland. Researchers suspect the effect is due to contained caffeine. "Tea and coffee drinkers are less likely to feel tired and have more energy," says study author Dr. Tina Skinner.
One to two cups of coffee a day makes you fit
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For those who drank one to two cups of coffee a day, they were 17% more likely to reach the recommended level of exercise. For those who drank one to two cups of tea, the value was 13 to 26% higher. The results of the study can be found in the journal "International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health".
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Caffeine reduces risk of type 2 diabetes, dementia and some cancers
"The consumption of the natural and abundant caffeine in the alkaloid of coffee and tea has been associated with several health benefits," says Dr. Skinner. Studies have shown that caffeine can help make more effort in the sport. "Caffeine is also associated with reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, dementia and some cancers," said Skinner. The study examined the habits of 7,580 women born between 1946 and 1951, who participated in a long-term Australian study on women's health. (Aponet)
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