A 5-minute Routine That'll Replace Your Afternoon Coffee



Our energy level and cognitive ability vary throughout the course of any given workday depending on a number of factors (e.g., how much sleep we got, when and what we ate, how much we exercised, how much caffeine we consumed, etc.). Most people turn to a cup of coffee for a boost, but for those of you who would rather not rely on caffeine for a second (or first) wind, consider trying a quick, high-intensity workout instead. 

According to an article published on the Hubspot blog, a five-minute process of the power position, pushups and meditation may produce the same energy-boosting results as a cup o’ Joe. Many studies have correlated exercise and energy level. Consider giving this method a try at work… Who knows, maybe you don’t need as much caffeine as you think! 

On a related note, I remember reading a while ago that the reason that folks crave their coffee in the morning is that they’re actually dehydrated from a long night’s sleep. Try drinking two glasses of water immediately upon wakening. I’ve heard the practice compared to placing a wilted flower in a glass of water and watching it straighten right up!

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Posted by Mark Jewell