Last Updated on February 19, 2020 by The Health Master
Climb stairs instead of drinking coffee to boost energy and motivation, claims study
This is quite effective!
Caffeine is unquestionably the most preferred way to reduce fatigue, increase concentration, improve alertness and boost energy.
After a bad night sleep or in the middle of the day, most people turn to coffee for a short burst of energy.
But there is another harsh truth that excess caffeine intake is not good for health. Moreover, the impact is just temporary, which fades away much sooner than you realise.
Well, scientists have come up with another much effective and natural way of boosting energy and motivating you.
Ditch your cup of coffee because it is time to get involved in some physical activity.
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The alternate options
Rather than reaching out for your favourite cup of caffeine, walk up and down the stairs for 10 minutes to feel active and motivated.
As per a study carried out by the researchers of the University of Georgia, sleep-deprived adults who walked up and downstairs at a steady pace for 10 minutes felt more energised as compared to those who consumed 50 milligrams of caffeine or a can of soda.
The researchers included 18 female college students aged between 18 and 23 years in their study. They picked the participants who reported having chronic sleep deprivation.
They were asked to take a test that evaluated their memory, attention, reaction time and motivation under two separate situations.
In the first one, they were given a capsule containing either 50 milligrams of caffeine or a placebo, while in the second one they were asked to walk up and down the stairs at a regular pace for around 10 minutes.
In the end, it was found that the team that walked the stairs were more motivated and energised as compared to those who were given caffeine.
However, none of the conditions had any impact on the memory of an individual.
The bottom line
This new study is good news for all those people who depend on caffeine to stay motivated and focused throughout the day.
Rather than drinking coffee they can just stroll in the office or home for 10 minutes when feeling sluggish.
This will also you active and even help to stay fit.