A Quick Boost
Our energy level and cognitive ability vary throughout the course of any given work day depending on a number of factors (such as 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 this week on the LifeHackerblog, 30 seconds of vigorous exercise may produce the same energy-boosting results as a cup o’ Joe. While this article doesn’t claim to have scientific evidence of the effectiveness of this method, many studies have correlated exercise and energy level. Consider giving this method a try next week at work…who knows, maybe you don’t need as much caffeine as you think!