About Careers MedBlog Contact us

Expert Declares That Energy Drinks Are 'Just a Waste of Money'

by Tanya Thomas on October 5, 2010 at 8:08 AM
Font : A-A+

Expert Declares That Energy Drinks Are 'Just a Waste of Money'

All those who are spending money on those energy sports drinks are just wasting their money-as they just end up consuming lots of extra calories, warns an expert.

Nick Hudson, national fitness manager for Virgin Active said while the drinks may be suitable for people training for events such as marathons, those doing workouts of less than two hours did not really benefit from the drinks.They're certainly useful for people who compete in very long distance events," the Scotsman quoted him as saying.


"Your body is generally thought to be able to store enough glycogen (a form of glucose] to last roughly two hours and marathon runners swear by them.

"But those doing shorter, more intense workouts don't really benefit physiologically," he said.

Hudson said people aiming to lose weight should avoid the drinks altogether, or opt for a low-calorie version.

Source: ANI

Recommended Reading

This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close

Expert Declares That Energy Drinks Are 'Just a Waste of Money' Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests