Sunday, September 02, 2007
I just read on the above article, that caffeine should be a no-no before exercise. I myself have gotten off the "sauce" about 9 months ago, but it still concerns my that my high schoolers (especially my athletes) are addicted to it.
They drink coffee in the morning, bring sodas for their lunch (diet, they think that's okay), and the energy drinks (Red Bull and the like) all day long. I try to tell them that it is not good for them and that it is more than likely being a hindrance rather than a help in their performance both physically and mentally, but, being teenagers, they rarely listen.
For my athletes, I am sorely tempted to go to their coaches and tell them what's going on...Maybe instead of films one Saturday, they can have a quick lesson on the dangers of this type of behaviour.
I worry about my kids, and I want them to make the right decisions....http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_articles.asp?id=689