Energy drinks are so common these days. One trip to your local supermarket and you'll find tons of brands available and they come in many different flavors and varieties. Whether you're in need of an instant boost in energy at work or you simply want to perform better at the gym, these drinks are tempting many to drink them.
However, despite the benefits they promise, energy drinks are proving to not be healthy for the body. In fact, they have a lot of side effects tons of people aren't aware of. Kevin Harley is one of those people.
One Saturday morning, Kevin had his usual pre-workout drink just before going straight towards the YMCA in his area. After doing a really quick warm-up, he went on the treadmill. A few minutes later, he went into cardiac arrest.
It turned out that the doctors had to put Kevin in a medically induced coma until they figured out what happened to him. In examination they found green liquid from his stomach. Its consistency was slime-like.
Kevin's wife, Daphne, couldn't really remember what her husband ate that morning. However, she recalled seeing a container with pre-workout powder in his locker room and it was green.
After he awoke, the doctors ran a couple of tests and each one of them was normal. By that time, the doctors concluded that Kevin's pre-workout drink played a huge role in what happened to him.
With that, Daphne is strongly warning people to be very careful when taking pre-workout drinks. If you are aiming to get more fit and healthy this year, it's best to stay away from them, particularly if you have existing heart problems. Putting a bunch of artificial stimulants on your body and pushing yourself athletically can increase the risk.
It's best not to go too hard when you're in the gym. Go slow and be sure to listen to the body. Give enough time to rest, especially in between workouts. If something feels off, it's best to consult a doctor. It's one of the best ways to make sure to stay really fit and healthy.
Daphne's message and what happened to Kevin is truly an eye-opener for a lot of people.