Unless you’re a rock climber, a cattle wrangler, or an ultra-runner, the day is likely to come when staying awake at work feels like the hardest part of your job.
At Liquid I.V., we provide serious suggestions for grown-ups who have to complete the full eight hours fully conscious, with a caveat—no caffeine allowed! While the benefits can be great, the crash can be worse, so we put together a how-to guide for staying awake at work without a dose of the strong stuff.
Ever heard of underwater welding? It’s real, we promise. Coffee isn’t an option when you are immersed in the Pacific getting an important welding job finished. For those that can’t (or won’t) indulge the need for caffeine, try following these simple steps:
1. Staying Awake at Work Through Exercise
Office workers who sit up to seven hours a day have significantly greater all-cause mortality rates, even if they work out regularly. In other words, sitting too many hours will probably shorten your life, so why not shake it up every once in awhile?
Even if you don’t have a standing desk, work on getting up once each hour for at least five minutes to stretch, touch your toes, do deep knee bends – even lie on your back and do twists or a yoga position like “happy baby.”