Washington : If you are struggling to keep up with your New Year resolution to work out, then coffee can be your rescuer.
In a recent study, Professor Samuele Marcora, a University of Kent endurance expert suggested the use of caffeine could help people stick to their fitness plans.
Responding to the findings that the majority of people give up their resolution to do more exercise within the first 6 months, Professor Marcora said his research could provide a solution.
Professor Marcora suggested that reducing perception of effort during exercise using caffeine could help people, who find difficult to stick to their fitness plans.
Professor Marcora points out that perception of effort is one of the main reasons why most people choose sedentary activities for their leisure time. Compared to watching television (zero effort), even moderate-intensity physical activities like walking require considerable effort. He said that the use of caffeine or other psychoactive drugs to reduce perception of effort during exercise can make the healthy choice easier.
He also stated that whilst there is no strong ethical opposition to the use of psychoactive drugs to help quit smoking or treat obesity, the negative perception of doping in sport may prevent the use of stimulants and other psychoactive drugs to treat physical inactivity which is responsible for twice as many deaths as obesity.
The research is published in the journal scientific journal Sports Medicine. (ANI)