The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recently published guidance and warnings about the use of energy drinks. In summary, these high-caffeine risky beverages are not appropriate for youth and certain adult at-risk populations. Further, they are neither appropriate for pre- or post-exercise consumption nor as sports hydration during exercise or heavy physical activity. Read the official ACSM position at this link.
Research continues to show the direct benefit of exercise for our children’s physical and mental well-being. Exercise reduces childhood obesity and increases academic performance, according to study after study. Check out this link for summaries of 2 research projects which support this concept.
Exercise and Children: Better Brain Health, Less Obesity, Less Stress