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How do Navy SEALs handle 5 days and nights of Hell Week without sleep?

How do Navy SEALs handle 5 days and nights of Hell Week without sleep?

by Tina Sendin February 21, 2019 5 min read

Navy SEAL Hell Week is a five-and-a-half day stretch in which candidates sleep only about four total hours, run more than 200 miles and do physical training for more than 20 hours per day.

Navy SEALs go on missions to raid, ambush and assault enemy forces or terrorist cells. These missions include a lot of sleep deprivation. So in training during Hell Week, as it’s called, Navy SEAL candidates must stay awake for five days in a row to see if they can handle it. And they do this twice.

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How to take caffeine before your workout

How to take caffeine before your workout

by Tina Sendin February 13, 2019 3 min read

If a workout is one of those things you do first thing in the morning, then you must be familiar with the sluggish feeling of getting out of bed,and getting to the gym.

So what do you do?

You make your way to the coffee maker for that extra jolt.

But is caffeine before a workout a good idea?

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What to do when you can't sleep before an exam

What to do when you can't sleep before an exam

by Tina Sendin January 31, 2019 4 min read

Sleep before exams can be elusive.

Losing sleep is frustrating, tiring and can seem like the end of the world to a young scholar who wants to do the best possible on an exam.

But according to the University of Cincinnati Health, if you miss a night or two of sleep, most people can still function well. Even though it may seem disastrous if you don’t get to sleep the night before a test, all may not be lost.

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What coffee & caffeine do to you when fasting

What coffee & caffeine do to you when fasting

by Tina Sendin January 28, 2019 6 min read

Caffeine and fasting are controversial in some circles. Is it truly fasting if you have coffee or other liquids during your time of abstaining from eating? Some people say to be a pure fast, one must drink only water and eat nothing. Others maintain that having coffee and/or other liquids is healthier and ensures you don’t become dehydrated.

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Coffee around the world

Coffee around the world

by Tina Sendin January 21, 2019 6 min read

What do you most look forward to when you travel?

The sights? Meeting new people? Learning another language? Immersing yourself in a new culture? Sinking your teeth on the local food and drink scene?

If you’ve caught the travel bug and never get over your daily caffeine fix, then you might want to embark on a certain coffee mission - a fun one.

Find out how people around the world like their coffee. Here’s a list of the most popular coffee around the world.

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Are you a caffeine addict? Here are telltale signs you need to dial it down

Are you a caffeine addict? Here are telltale signs you need to dial it down

by Tina Sendin January 19, 2019 4 min read

Do you find yourself heading to the coffee-maker straight from bed? Then you’re one of 62% Americans who drink coffee every single day. Call it a morning ritual or a habit that can’t be shaken, but it’s pure unadulterated java love. But are you addicted to it? Here's how you'll know if you are and how to dial it down.

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4 ways you can make the most of your caffeine. No. 4 is a MASSIVE HACK

4 ways you can make the most of your caffeine. No. 4 is a MASSIVE HACK

by Tina Sendin January 14, 2019 5 min read

You love your coffee. You drink it to stay awake and ~ insert various benefits of caffeine here. ~

But are you getting the bang for the cup?

There are many ways to get the most of your caffeine fix. But contrary to popular belief, benefiting from caffeine is NOT about quantity. In fact, going overboard with your cup of coffee can throw you off into jitter-town.

It’s all about HOW you consume caffeine. The good news is that you can always hack your way into your best caffeinated self.

Curious? Well here are some power tips to becoming a caffeine ninja.

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7 surprising health benefits of caffeine

7 surprising health benefits of caffeine

by Tina Sendin January 10, 2019 5 min read

Caffeine does more than just wake you up. It’s the most widely used stimulant/substance/drug (however way you want to call it) for getting that familiar jolt in the morning, the kick that you need to jumpstart the day.

Every day, millions of people all around the world consume caffeine to stay awake and ease fatigue. But there’s definitely more to it than just a fix.

While it usually gets bad rap for its adverse effects like jitters, anxiety, palpitations (usually from having too much of it too soon), moderate consumption can give you the best bang for the cup.

Here are 7 surprising ways caffeine brings benefits to our day-to-day.

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Can you drink coffee before a blood test?

Can you drink coffee before a blood test?

by Tina Sendin January 06, 2019 5 min read

You’re a coffee lover. Coffee’s part of your morning routine.

But what if you have to take a blood test first thing in the morning? Can you still have your caffeine fix?

This seems to be the million dollar question for many. So today, we’re embarking on a mission to find out the real deal behind this.

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Peppermint is healthful and stimulating

The benefits of peppermint - and why it's more than just "minty freshness"

by Tina Sendin December 31, 2018 4 min read

Peppermint is healthy and stimulating when eaten, drunk, inhaled or applied to the skin, researchers are finding. The ancients of Greece knew it, as did Renaissance English healers. It sounds too good to be true, that a common candy ingredient that tastes so good is also good for what ails you.

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Does green tea have caffeine?

Does green tea have caffeine?

by Tina Sendin December 10, 2018 4 min read

Caffeine has been known to give a whole heap of benefits - from giving that first jolt in the morning to keeping high concentration and perky vibe throughout the day.

The good news for big caffeine fanatics is that our favourite - and most frequently consumed [1] - stimulant can come from different sources.

Coffee may be the most popular, but it can also come from caffeine mints and pills, chocolate (beverage and milk bars alike), cake, yogurt, and tea!

Yes - tea. That seemingly innocuous cup of tea can give you that much needed boost.

It’s such a healthy, delicious drink and there are many ways to drink it. But just the same, tea could give you your daily caffeine fix without the jitters.

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Here's the best way to drink coffee and stay awake

Here's the best way to drink coffee and stay awake

by Tina Sendin December 06, 2018 5 min read

Ever wondered how to get the best bang for the cup? Of coffee at least.

What if I tell you that the best way you can stay awake after drinking coffee is to get some shut-eye?

Ironic as it sounds, it's how you can recharge and make the most out of your tall cup of cappuccino, or a shot of espresso.

In fact, coffee naps are a thing. If you take caffeine before you snooze in the afternoon or whenever, when you wake up you'll feel less groggy, experts say.

The effect comes by getting the benefit of the sleep, add to that the stimulating benefits of caffeine when you wake up. Both caffeine and sleep alleviate tiredness, so the double whammy works well together.

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