How Coffee Can Help You Stay Alert and Productive All Day
Boost your energy in the morning and throughout the day with the power of coffee.
“What on earth could be more luxurious than a sofa, a book, and a cup of coffee?” — Anthony Trollope
Coffee is an immensely popular drink that many people enjoy — including myself.
Some people like to drink it black, others prefer cappuccinos or lattes.
But what about the effect of coffee on your energy levels? Is it beneficial? And can it help you start your day in a positive way?
Read on to find out the answers to these and many more questions related to coffee.
The effect of caffeine on energy levels
“Never underestimate the power of a good cup of coffee.” — Ursula Vernon
Caffeine is known to stimulate energy levels.
It’s been shown that caffeine can help people stay awake and focused during tasks. It also increases alertness and productivity. However, too much caffeine can also have negative effects on energy levels.
Over-consumption of caffeine can lead to anxiety, restlessness, and insomnia. Additionally, it can increase the risk of heart problems and other health problems. So while caffeine may be good for boosting energy levels in short bursts, over-consumption is definitely not recommended.
How drinking coffee can help start your day
“I orchestrate my mornings to the tune of coffee.” — Terri Guillemets
Coffee is a great way to start the day.
Not only does it give you the energy you need, but it can also help to keep you alert and focused throughout the day.
The caffeine in coffee works by stimulating the nervous system and increasing levels of dopamine, which is responsible for providing motivation and energy. This means that drinking coffee in the morning can help you be more productive throughout the day, whether you are studying or working.
Coffee can act as an internal 'wake-up call' and help break the stagnant energy that we all experience after waking up. The caffeine also helps to increase blood flow and improve cognitive function.
Drinking coffee before exercise has been shown to increase energy and endurance. Additionally, caffeine can help to improve your mood and concentration.
The health benefits of coffee
“Coffee smells like freshly ground heaven.” — Jessi Lane Adams
Coffee is a drink that has been enjoyed by people all over the world for centuries. It’s a natural source of caffeine which helps to improve energy levels.
Coffee has a host of health benefits which can be seen in both individual and population studies.
These benefits include:
Reducing the risk of heart disease
Reducing the risk of stroke
Reducing the risk of some types of cancer
Reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes
Improving blood sugar control in people with diabetes
Helping to lower cholesterol levels
Helping to protect against nerve damage caused by Parkinson's disease
Decreasing the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia
Coffee is also a natural diuretic, which means it can help you lose water weight and reduce your chances of developing obesity or kidney stones.
Of course, as I've already mentioned, over-consumption of coffee is a bad thing. Try to stick to drinking a 1-3 cups of coffee a day, with your last drink being early afternoon at the latest. This will stop the caffeine disrupting your sleep, while still keeping you energized and focused throughout your day.
Personally, I like to also drink one glass of water for every cup of coffee I drink. This helps me to stay hydrated. And, as you may know from my previous post, I also like to take a break from coffee one day per week.
Wake up with coffee
“Once you wake up and smell the coffee, it’s hard to go back to sleep.” — Fran Drescher
As I hope you can now see, there are many positive reasons to enjoy a few cups of coffee every morning. Not only does coffee taste great, but it also has many health benefits.
So if you want to stay focused and productive all day long — then try drinking some coffee in a morning!
Thanks for reading The Morning Edge! Subscribe for free to receive new posts every Tuesday.