Being a lover of coffee, exercise and physical activity in general, the effects of caffeine on an individual’s performance has always been of interest to me. Below is a list of the known benefits of caffeine consumption.

  • Increases energy availability
  • Increases daily energy expenditure
  • Decreases fatigue
  • Decreases the sense of effort associated with physical activity
  • Enhances physical performance
  • Enhances motor performance
  • Enhances cognitive performance
  • Increases alertness, wakefulness, and feelings of “energy”
  • Decreases mental fatigue
  • Quickens reactions
  • Increases the accuracy of reactions
  • Increases the ability to concentrate and focus attention
  • Enhances short-term memory
  • Increases the ability to solve problems requiring reasoning
  • Increases the ability to make correct decisions
  • Enhances cognitive functioning capabilities and neuromuscular coordination
  • In otherwise healthy non-pregnant adults is safe

Glade, M.J. (2010) Caffeine – Not Just a Stimulant. Nutrition, vol 26, Issue 10, pg 932-938.