One of the first things we reach for in the morning is the kettle. Some of us just can’t kick-start the day without that essentially cuppa coffee. While we convince ourselves it unlocks the secret to unbridled energy, there are plenty of non-caffeine sources that give the same buzz.
Don’t get us wrong, we love our coffee at TWC. So much so we’ve looked at various ways we can use it to improve our cycling – and it totally works. We’ve even researched into different techniques to make out cuppa joe healthier. At the end of the day, even we can’t deny that caffeine is an addictive substance, and it’s becoming heavily relied on for those 3pm pick-me-up’s, and more.
Energy is something that peaks-and-troughs throughout the day. As we head into the shorter days of sunlight and the colder months, finding those little flurries of power is can be difficult. Rather than guzzling down endless cups of caffeine, we’ve found some cheaper and more effective solutions…
Rise and Shine
Try sleeping with the curtains or blinds partially open. When the sun gradually brightens up your room in the morning, it’ll trigger your internal clock to with a strong wake-up call. By gradually waking up to the first light of the day, it helps to ease you out of drowsiness when you do get out of bed. It’s also expected to help boost positive vibes! Light therapy boxes do the same thing if you work night shifts as well.