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Miami University Nutrition program alumna Jessica Anderson ‘15 shares expertise on caffeine and exercise in GQ magazine feature

Jessica Anderson
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Miami University Nutrition program alumna Jessica Anderson ‘15 shares expertise on caffeine and exercise in GQ magazine feature

Jessica Anderson ‘15, a graduate of Miami University’s Nutrition program, is gaining recognition for her work as a sports nutritionist. Anderson, who works with the military to improve troop health in training camps, recently shared her expertise in a GQ fitness article, "Caffeine Can Make You More Powerful At the Gym—If You Use It Right."

Anderson, board-certified specialist in sports dietetics at Top Nutrition Coaching, explored the synergy between caffeine and exercise, shedding light on its benefits. She emphasizes its effectiveness in high-intensity intervals, reducing perceived exertion rates, and enabling individuals to push harder and longer.

Beyond physical benefits, Anderson notes the positive impact of caffeine on focus and cognition, valuable for skill-based sports. She also highlights caffeine's ability to enhance recovery by accelerating glycogen replacement in muscle fibers.

While acknowledging drawbacks such as sleep disturbance, Anderson's expert advice underscores a balanced approach to caffeine consumption. Her guiding mantra is simple: "Drink caffeine. Not too much. Mostly coffee." Read the full article on GQ.com.