LIST: 10 Ways to Wake Up Without Coffee
According to the National Coffee Association, more than 50 percent of Americans over the age of 18 drink coffee every day. While many Americans kick-start their day with a cup of Joe, if you're looking to cut back and find alternatives, the Huffington Post has a list of 10 things to try to boost your mornings.
Do "Fish Pose" stretches – Lie on your back and slowly arch your chest and shoulders upward while you tilt your head downward
Eat an Apple – This crunchy fruit stabilizes blood sugars; pair it with a protein like Greek yogurt, to feel sated all morning long
Work out first thing in the morning – Going for a run as soon as you get out of bed boosts mood and energy levels
Or just go for a gentle stroll – The proverbial 'Breath of Fresh Air' reduces feelings of stress and fatigue and some sunlight will brighten your mood
Take a cold shower – The instant change in temperature can relieve stress and make you feel more alert
Drink a glass of very cold water – Like the shower, it will trigger adrenaline and boost blood flow to your brain
Try a cup of tea – it's got some caffeine – not as much as coffee, plus it's found to lower blood pressure and boost your immune system
Call your mother – Chatting with anyone to whom you feel a close personal connection can help charge you up
Give yourself a massage – One study found that a little accupressure boosts energy.
Create a mornings-only soundtrack – an AM playlist packed with our favorite energizing tunes will jazz you up