Love Thy Latte

September 5, 2007

Constantly feeling sore is simply a fact of life for dancers. But there’s hope, at least for all you java junkies: Caffeine helps relieve delayed onset muscle soreness. Drinking the equivalent of two cups of coffee before physical activity has been shown to be even more effective than popping pain-killers with ibuprofen. I know my hamstrings are seriously wishing I’d made a stop by Starbucks before class last night.