Why you should ‘replace coffee with exercise’ at work
Swapping your daily cup of caffeine with short bouts of intense exercise can help you perform better at your work place, it has been revealed.
According to the Daily Beast, a guy called Gregory Ferenstein replaced his regular trips to the barista with short bursts of intense exercise, News.com.au reported.
Ferenstein wrote in a post that whenever he needs a “pick-me-up”, he finds a quiet corner and perform some form of body-weight exercise that jolts his heart up to at last 70 per cent of the maximal beats per minute.
He’s been using the brain-training experiments at Quantified Mind to test his reaction time and short-term memory after the bursts of exercise, compared with coffee.
He found that his mental performance was 12 per cent better after a mini workout than on a coffee high