Takecharge­with­cof­fee

A well-timed cup can make your day eas­ier

Men's Fitness - - Updates | Nutrition -

1 Boost­y­our­brain

For the big­gest men­tal boost, wait un­til af­ter 9am to have your first cup of cof­fee of the day. Re­search from the Univer­sity of Sh­effield found this is when your morn­ing cor­ti­sol lev­els drop, mak­ing the caf­feine more ef­fec­tive.

2 Re­gain­fo­cus

A mid-af­ter­noon cof­fee break with col­leagues al­lowed work­ers to re­turn to their desks more fo­cused and re­laxed, in a study con­ducted at Linköping Univer­sity in Swe­den, by giv­ing them a short but so­cia­ble time out to talk.

3 Stay alert

A cup of cof­fee drunk im­me­di­ately be­fore a quick 15-minute nap helped sub­jects feel more alert and en­er­gised than those who ei­ther only slept or drank cof­fee, ac­cord­ing to re­search from Lough­bor­ough Univer­sity.

4 Fight­cancer

Af­ter re­view­ing more than 1,000 hu­man and an­i­mal stud­ies the World Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion last year re­moved cof­fee from the list of pos­si­ble car­cino­gens, and added that it can ac­tu­ally re­duce the risk of get­ting liver can­cer.

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