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 << Sex Lives Get Better at 40s For Women Recession Forces 1 in 8 Parents to Forego Pediatrician-reco... >> Recommended Reading Energy Drinks Can Lead to Serious Heart Conditions in Kids Primary school children, who drink caffeine-packed energy drinks for breakfast are at risk of heart damage, doctors have warned. READ MORE Energy Drinks Pose More Risks Than Benefits Energy drinks, although very popular and easily available, have been subject to speculation of posing more risks than benefits. READ MORE Energy Drinks is a Risk for Kids Health An editorial has outlined the grave risk to children's health from the consumption of highly-caffeinated energy drinks. READ MORE Energy Drinks Really Do Work for Athletes A Scottish research has suggested that energy drinks really do help athletes improve their endurance and levels of performance. READ MORE Caffeine and Decaffeination Caffeine is a psychoactive stimulant alkaloid commonly found in many of the products we consume daily. Excess intake of caffeine can lead to symptoms similar to substance addiction. READ MORE Energy Drinks – Power or Hype? Energy drinks come with the promise of giving a boost during a workout unlike anything an energy rich food can provide. This discussion will give an insight to the pros and cons of energy drinks. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Noscaphene (Noscapine) Post-Nasal Drip Blood - Sugar Chart More News on: Caffeine and DecaffeinationEnergy Drinks – Power or Hype?