We want to talk about one particular #2 BEAR in the NBA, and his name is Boris Diaw.

Diaw plays for the Utah Jazz, and the man loves his coffee. In fact, he loves coffee so much that he nicknamed himself Borista and had his own a coffee machine put in his locker when he was with the Spurs. He even posted a picture of himself drinking coffee while watching the sunrise at the Grand Canyon recently. In fact, if you click our source link, you’ll see several pictures of him drinking coffee in various places, from Rio to Phoenix to areas all around the world. Some are looking for a photograph of him drinking coffee while in space!

What is ironically funny is that, of all the 16 Brain Types, the #2 BEAR is arguably the least driven. They constantly underestimate their own abilities and accomplishments, which can keep them from doing something that a far less capable person will end up doing. They just love the simple things of life, which tempers their aspirations. As a result, we often find #2s living long lives, albeit the males in particular who don’t overly stress about matters (and who are even more live-and-let-live than their female counterparts who more easily access the #2‘s non-dominant, Left brain).

Coffee gives you energy. After all, it’s made from the coffee bean, which contains caffeine. One serving size (28 pieces), in fact, contains 336 milligrams of it. As such, if anyone has an excuse to drink coffee, it would be your Back brain dominant Brain Types. Remember that Back-brainers are compelled to recharge their batteries from within. They build their energy when they have time and space to be alone, and throughout the day they are prone to conserve it. Turning back to Diaw, he of all people could find himself becoming reliant on caffeine, simply because it gives him more energy for what he needs to do each day. He is an NBA basketball player, after all, and that requires a great deal of physical exertion, as well as social exertion.

The problem is, coffee stimulates the adrenal glands, which means that every time you drink it, you are activating the body’s fight-or-flight response. Instead of releasing adrenaline so the body can react to a true stress, the adrenals are releasing this hormone in response to your coffee. In other words, it’s like waking up every morning to something terrifying for your body! In time, your adrenals can wear out, and that’s not a good thing. If you are a coffee drinker, therefore, beware of drinking too frequently, or becoming too reliant (especially you Back brainers!). Moderation is always a good thing in every area of your life, and caffeine intake is definitely one of them. And yes, we know well all the studies that show benefits to coffee. Yet with all issues, including foods, one must weigh the pros with cons and then carefully make wise choices. (By the way, drinking gasoline does wonders for cleaning artery walls, but we would strongly oppose such a practice.)

We look forward to seeing Boris Diaw in space.

Written by: Staff
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