By now it's no secret that working from a height adjustable desk from UpDesk will increase your energy and focus while at work. There are so many great benefits of a standing desk that will have you singing the praises of your PowerUp or SquaredUp desk all over the office. But if you really want to create a more healthy lifestyle overall your stand up desk is just the first step. From eating a healthy breakfast to sleeping well to exercising often there are countless ways you can maximize the benefits of a stand up desk.
Another great way to improve your health and happiness is to detox from coffee. We know that sounds kind of awful right? With these three great alternatives you'll stay energized and focused all day...without the unnatural aide of caffeine.
1. Water Water Water - If we've said it once we've said it dozens of times water is the best thing you can drink to stay energized and healthy at your stand up desk. Water is essential to your health and well-being and most people agree that drinking eight 8-oz glasses of water every day is a good rule of thumb to keep yourself hydrated and happy. Plus whenever you need a little time to stretch your legs and prevent eyestrain away from your computer screen and your desk you can always take a five minute break and walk to the water cooler. If you're really feeling the afternoon slump try drinking some ice-cold water to really put a pep in your step.
2. Peppermint Tea - Did you know that peppermint is a caffeine-free energy upper? If you're used to drinking a hot cup of coffee to wake up in the morning peppermint tea is a great way to keep up the hot drink habit while staying true to your caffeine detox. This herbal wonder can help you wake up and clear your head so you can work diligently at your standing desk all day long.
3. Kombucha - Wait...what? We know - kombucha is a weird name and when you find out what it is (a fermented tea) you may be tempted to run to the fridge for a Coke as fast as possible. But kombucha is actually one of the very best drinks for everything from increased energy to a stronger immune system and even relief from joint pain. Kombucha essentially turns your body into a well-oiled machine giving you boosts of energy all day long. It may take you a while to get used to it...but once you do you'll notice a great difference.
With these three alternatives you'll be beating that mid-afternoon slump like a champ without reaching for that second (or third) cup of coffee. Plus all these drinks will fit perfectly in your UpDesk cup holder!