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It’s Coffee Break Time : How Your Morning Cup Can Boost Your Work Day

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You can see it almost every day in any office; people making, pouring and drinking coffee. Coffee is one of the most popular hot beverages in the world, with more than 2 billion cups served every day. For many people, it has become as essential to a successful workday as broadband. Drinking a cup of coffee is how millions of people start their workday, all while turning on their computers, checking social media, and scanning their inboxes for signs of an impending crisis. But the benefits of coffee in the workplace go beyond just a morning routine. Coffee not only helps your employees stay alert at work, but it also provides many benefits that help ensure they stay alert and healthy.

For many of us, it's an essential part of our morning routine, providing the energy and focus needed to start the day. But coffee is more than just a delicious drink; it can also be a great tool to improve productivity and performance in the workplace. Here's how your morning cup can help you achieve great success during your work day. So grab a cup of your favorite brew and let’s dive in!

1. Coffee Improves Physical Health

You may have seen or heard about studies linking coffee consumption to negative health effects. In fact, many studies and meta-analyses show the opposite. Drinking a moderate amount of coffee every day (usually 2 to 5 cups) can have countless positive health results. A New York Times article found that coffee consumption is linked to:

  • A decreased risk of cardiovascular disease

  • Lower risk of strokes

  • Reduced risk of heart failure

  • Lower relative risk of liver cancer

  • Decreased chances of developing Type 2 diabetes

  • Fighting inflammation and disease

  • Eliminating dangerous free radicals (Coffee is considered an antioxidant)

2. Coffee Strengthens Your Brain

Coffee has as many positive effects on your mental health as it does on your physical health. According to the New York Times, coffee consumption has been associated with:

  • Lower risks of Parkinson’s disease

  • Lower cognitive decline

  • Potential protective effect against Alzheimer’s disease

3. Coffee Improves employee energy levels and focus

Caffeine appears to affect brain areas responsible for memory and concentration. Therefore, a moderate amount (about 1 to 6 cups) of coffee per day can help employees stay alert and focused. Studies have shown that caffeine improves brain function in terms of memory, mood, reaction time and attention. It also stimulates the central nervous system and increases the production of mood-enhancing neurotransmitters such as dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine.

4. Coffee Improves Your Mood by Eliminating Tiredness & Fatigue

Coffee makes you feel better, especially on Mondays and other days when you wake up tired or exhausted. These moods have consequences: you are less focused and less alert. Luckily, coffee can help you minimize these effects, improve performance, and save time. Coffee is a quick way to relieve pain and soothe any symptoms that may be preventing you from doing your best work. It can eliminate headaches and soothe all pain in the body. In addition, coffee also stimulates dopamine, a chemical that creates a pleasant feeling in the body, improving mood and promoting emotional balance.

5. Coffee Reduces Stress

People who drink four or more cups of coffee a day have about a 10% lower risk of depression than people who never drink coffee. This means that taking time to take breaks can go a long way towards achieving happiness levels in the office or workspace. A cup of coffee can reduce the risk of burnout when you're faced with strict deadlines, heavy workloads, long to-do lists, and stressful meetings.

Source : Medium, The Water Cooler Company, Zurich

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