Smell the coffee FOR A BRAIN BOOST
If you’re familiar with the health-boosting properties of caffeine but can’t stand the taste, good news! A study in the Journal of Environmental Psychology has revealed that just the smell of coffee is enough to give you a lift. During the study, two groups of students were asked to complete an exam in either an unscented room or one that smelled like coffee – and those in a coffee- scented space scored higher marks. According to the researchers, this effect may be because most people associate coffee with feelings of alertness, so if you’ve got a tricky work presentation coming up, give your co-worker’s cuppa a sniff.