When is the best time for meetings?

by Tina Sendin March 24, 2020 5 min read

You want to achieve the most productive and effective meetings. So when is the best time to schedule them?

Here are some tips to optimize your boardroom huddles and video conferences.

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Depression and caffeine - is it good or bad?

by Tina Sendin March 19, 2020 4 min read

The health and wellness communities have long debated the pros and cons of caffeine, with the latter touching on its effects on mental health. Some studies show that caffeine can help alleviate symptoms of depression, while others say it worsens the condition. This article tackles what the studies show and how caffeine affects our mood.

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Link between coffee and cancer: what do studies say

by Tina Sendin March 16, 2020 4 min read

Early 2018, the coffee-cancer connection was making the rounds, causing java regulars – almost two-thirds of Americans - to get all too jittery. 

There were reports saying that coffee may be carcinogenic or cancer-causing (“may” being the operative word here), following a California court ruling warning consumers about a chemical coming from the brewing/roasting process.

So what do us coffee-lovers need to know?

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Does coffee cause upset stomach?

by Tina Sendin February 10, 2020 3 min read

Caffeine is known to bring a great deal of health benefits day in and day out. From helping you get clear, misty-looking skin, carry a sprightly vibe throughout the day, or win the gold in your favorite sport, caffeine just keeps winning the java-lover in you.

But it’s not all rainbows and butterflies. Sometimes, having one too many cups of joe leads to unwanted side effects, turning a regular caffeine hit into a love-hate relationship.

Upset tummy is perhaps one of the *supposedly* negative effects of being too caffeine-happy. Hear a growling tummy or feel a nagging pain in the stomach? Must be your fourth cup of coffee, right?

But is caffeine really to blame?

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

by Tina Sendin February 03, 2020 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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4 ways you can make the most of your caffeine. No. 4 is a MASSIVE HACK

by Tina Sendin January 31, 2020 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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Can you have caffeine while intermittent fasting?

by Tina Sendin January 29, 2020 4 min read

Intermittent fasting (IF) is becoming not just a global health and fitness trend, but a way of life.

According to Healthline: [1]

Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern where you cycle between periods of eating and fasting.

It does not say anything about which foods to eat, but rather when you should eat them.

Doing IF is not just for losing weight, but also for better metabolism, improving medical conditions like diabetes, more optimal brain activity, stronger immune, and basically living longer [23, 4].

While it focuses more on when to eat, rather than what, many people still ask this big question:

Can you drink coffee or tea while going through intermittent fasting?

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Can you drink coffee before a blood test?

by Tina Sendin January 23, 2020 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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Does caffeine help control ADHD?

by Tina Sendin January 13, 2020 4 min read

Certain studies show that caffeine can help ADHD treatment in various ways, including raising levels of dopamine (the hormone linked to pleasure, attention and movement), reducing blood flow in the brain (which calms overactivity in certain regions), and increases concentration. Caffeine can even complement certain ADHD medications. However, it's not applicable to everyone and certain precautions have to be observed when drinking caffeine in the context of ADHD.

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Does coffee dehydrate you?

by Tina Sendin January 09, 2020 4 min read

One of the common questions about caffeine is whether it makes you dehydrated. Some think that coffee and other caffeinated beverages make them pee more than usual, perhaps making them believe that they’re losing fluids. Some though think that it doesn’t make a dent on their fluid intake.

If we were to turn these myths, urban legends, “feelings” and observations (however way you want to call it) into something scientific, then the million dollar question is…

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How much caffeine is allowed in sports?

by Tina Sendin January 06, 2020 3 min read

Some of our favorite athletes are just like us – they have their everyday caffeine regimenand love it.

But did you know that some athletes don’t just have it as part of their morning routine; they also use it to boost sports performance?

In fact, three-fourths of the world’s elite athletes take advantage of caffeine’s performance-enhancing properties. 

But have athletes always been allowed to drink coffee and other products with caffeine in them, especially right before the sport?

If so, how much are they allowed to consume?

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How does caffeine affect your mood?

by Tina Sendin December 20, 2019 5 min read

Feeling down? Going through mood swings? Having one of those days?

What if I told you that you can turn your day around as easy as getting a caffeine fix?

I'm not pulling this out of a hat. Science suggests that caffeine is not just a stimulant that keeps you alert, it can also improve your mood and help you become a walking ball of sunshine. This may seem like a tall order for caffeine but wait ‘til you order a tall cup of coffee and experience it yourself!

Based on a review conducted by A. Nehlig, having 75mg of caffeine (a cup of coffee) every 4 hours can lead to a “pattern of sustained improvement of mood over the day.” It can increase alertness and well-being, help concentration, improve mood and limit depression. [1]

Keep reading to find out more!

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