November 19, 2015 posted by The Fitness Impresario

Drink Coffee, Live Longer

Drink Coffee, Live Longer

Sorry for the infrequent and lack of depth in posts lately. I’ve been losing a hacking war, mainly because I haven’t had time to deal with it. But I may be ahead those damn Ruskies–seriously, with all the love I give Russian strength athletes you’d think their gaming hacks would pick on someone else. Anyway, to test the site without spending too much time you’re going to get some short posts, written frequently, until I’m sure things are working normally. I’ve been across a lot of awesome stuff lately, but let’s start with one of my favorite subjects, coffee.

NPR reported yesterday,

“In our study, we found people who drank three to five cups of coffee per day had about a 15 percent lower [risk of premature] mortality compared to people who didn’t drink coffee,” says one of the study authors, nutrition researcher Walter Willett of the Harvard School of Public Health. Decaf drinkers also saw benefits.

As we’ve reported, previous research has pointed to a decreased risk of stroke. And, there’s some evidence that a coffee habit cuts the risk of Type 2 diabetes, too.

So there it is. Coffee, once again, is good for you.  As I’ve mentioned many times, coffee and caffeine have twenty-some-odd-thousand studies on them, almost all which  are overwhelmingly positive. There is a downside, which I wrote  about in some  depth here  It can interfere with sleep, and a good night  sleep’s benefits exceed that of even coffee.

“they look like coffee addicts to me, boys.”

In a Wim Hof interview I was listening to yesterday, he stated that all he consumed before embarking on running a waterless marathon  in the Namibian  desert was two cups of coffee, before adding “I’m probably addicted to the stuff”. Who is Hof, you might ask? Well, you’ll  hear plenty about him here soon enough. Suffice it to say that coffee is performance enhancing. We’ll leave it at that, and see what the hackers decide to do  with it.

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