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woodchuck bob

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i'm getting older , and would love to have back some of the energy i had years ago when i was better fit, in better health. thes e days i often use soda to get my caffeiene bump, or at least stave off a headache from no caffeiene... but to this day ive stayed away from the energy drinks. they seem a bit scary, the red bulls and monsters and the like. and yet theres a whole cadre of twenty and thirty somethings pumping them regularly.

Does this seem particularly alarmng to most people? im considering trying them out, as i dont have a particularily addictive streak, and just wondering if i might positively benefit by some energy -on-demand.,

any thoughts or experiences people might want to share?
 
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I would stay away. There's a ridiculous amount of sugar in some, chemical sweeteners in others/all, links to heart attacks. They are not good for our health, you're better off sticking with coffee or tea for a caffeine hit. It is possible to wean off so that you won't get withdrawal headaches any more if you wanted to give up caffeine.
You would increase your energy levels by improving your physical fitness. It takes time, especially when you don't feel you have the energy to start with! I would like to be fit and active again too, but I struggle to start anything and stick with it, so I'm not saying it's easy when you don't have energy or motivation. Maybe joining an exercise group or team would help as you would have others to encourage you?
 
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woodchuck bob

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you are definetly right about the need for exercise and the benefits it gives you. while maybe tiriing in the initial effort, the rush and the boost in feeling and outlook that comes from all that endorphin working into your system is great. like a million years ago, i used to love training as a tri-athlete mainly because of the endorphin high. i miss it, much in the same way as i miss seeing my own shoes these days. that really is the answer here i need to have shouted back at me...get back to better health! exercise more!

unfortunately like many of us, my mental health about my self motivation shuts down many things in my life, and exercise is one of them. i was just looking to the energy drink as a shortcut to energy, a panacea that it probably isnt.r
 
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I find it very alarming how easily people chug down energy drinks. It makes me think that it doesnt give as much energy as youd think, because one drink never seems enough in the end, it seems.

Imo I'd say they're more a placebo and make you think you have energy, and then the addiction begins. When you're chasing that energy that never comes.
 
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