6 caffeine-free ways to energise yourself at work

Coffee and energy drinks are great for short, sharp bursts of energy, but the inevitable crash can leave you completely wiped out. If you’re not on an all-nighter in the library or on the late shift at work, it’s best to steer clear of the excess caffeine. Instead, why not try these great alternative ways to energise?

1. Hydrate

Water is the key to high concentration levels. After all, our bodies are 70% water, so you’re going to need a lot of it. You might not think you need a drink at the time, but by the time you feel thirsty you’re already dehydrated. Try drinking at least half a pint every hour to stay at your peak.

2. Eat fruit

The natural fructose sugar in fruit like oranges will give you an instant AND long-lasting lift. Combine that with the tangy citrus scent which has great revitalizing qualities and you’ll be wide awake for hours.

3. Get some iron

Vitamin tablets are perfect for replenishing vital nutrients our bodies use up during the day. Up to 20% of women suffer from iron deficiency, so grab yourself some iron supplements and watch your energy levels rise and rise.

4. Put the kettle on

Ginseng tea is proven to help heal the body naturally. It will also provide you with that all-important hit of extra energy. Sometimes, you just need a cuppa.

5. It’s a bran new day

Bran contains high levels of magnesium, which is needed to break down the energy in glucose. If you feel constantly overly tired, why not up your daily bran intake to the recommended 300mg? Snack on whole grain foods and dried fruit rather than biscuits and sweets.

6. Crack open a window

Not only does a nice breeze refresh you, it also lowers the carbon dioxide levels in a room, which experts have linked to fatigue.