I normally avoid giving diet or nutrition advice (it’s not my area of expertise). But lately I’ve had a few inquiries from people who seem to be doing everything right but can’t improve their flexibility, or can’t get rid of those nagging little injuries.
And while I offer some basic nutritional advice in a few of my products, I don’t go into a lot of detail. In fact, my nutritional advice can be summed up by the following…
- Cut out processed food;
- Eliminate as many additives and preservatives as you can;
- Switch to 100% certified organic fruits, vegetables and meats; and
- Don’t over-eat.
But when I started thinking about the inquiries I’ve been getting, I thought to myself… “There’s a bit more to it than that.”
And one of the ideas that kept repeating itself inside my head was… Coffee is BAD for both flexibility and soft tissue injuries!
Coffee is disastrous for your health and especially your flexibility. It affects your nervous system, your brain activity and interrupts your normal sleep patterns. It has a dehydrating affect on your body. And not-to-mention it’s highly addictive.
If you want to improve your flexibility, your health and get rid of those nagging little soft tissue injuries, remove it from your diet completely.
But don’t just take my word for it. Have a listen to what one of my favorite authors and presenters has to say about coffee (both the good and the bad).
Until next time, stay healthy, keep stretching and God bless.
The Stretch Coach
P.S. What do you think about coffee and its effects on flexibility? I’d love to hear your thoughts, so please post any comments or questions below.