Caffeine and working out: the pros and cons 

Caffeine wakes you up, it gives you energy, in short: it gives you everything you need to feel ready for the gym.

But things are not that simple.

Caffeine, like most things you love, is a double-edged sword. While maintaining alertness and raising your heart-rate sounds like something that would suit an active lifestyle, caffeine-infused training also has some less-desirable side-effects. So whether you’re a caffeine addict or toying with the idea of adding more to your diet, we have compiled a list of pros and cons of using this ultra-common energy enhancer so you can make your most informed choice. 

Pros
– Raises alertness
– Increases endurance
– Helps with quicker reaction time
– Enhances fat burning during exercise

Cons
– Can act as a diuretic when consumed hours before exercise
– Can lead to the shakes
– May lead to withdrawal symptoms such as headaches
– Too much can cause nausea and abdominal pain