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Caffeine Free Day

Caffeine Free Day

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Description

A caffeine free day is exactly what it sounds like - a day with no caffeine. That means no caffeinated coffees, teas, or energy drinks. Though caffeine can have positive side effects, taking a break from caffeine can also greatly benefit your body. 

Caffeine is a natural stimulant that is absorbed in the bloodstream and helps to keep your brain alert and focused while preventing tiredness. By cutting out caffeine for the day, your body uses its natural resources to focus while staving off anxiety often caused by caffeine.

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Possible Benefits

  • May decrease anxiety
  • May increase energy
  • May help with weight loss if you add things like sugar to your coffee
  • May improve sleep quality
  • May improve dental health
  • May whiten teeth
  • May help your body better digestion nutrients
  • May help balance hormones in women
  • May decrease blood pressure
  • May cause fewer headaches
  • May improve digestion
  • May help you age better
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Required Equipment

None.

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How to Do It

Avoid caffeine for at least 24 hours.

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Why it works

  • Studies have shown that people who give up caffeine have lower anxiety levels and are less likely to develop depression. Additionally, those who don’t consume caffeine often sleep better than those who drink caffeine daily. Though giving up caffeine can be difficult, the health benefits are worth it.
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Time Commitment

None.

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Suggested Frequency

At least one day a week. If you can go multiple days without caffeine, try it out!

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Time of Day

The entire day.

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Possible Side Effects

You may face caffeine withdrawal if you are reliant on caffeine. This can last for 1 day to 9 days, but will pass once your body gets used to no caffeine.

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Tips

  • 80% of adults worldwide consume caffeine daily, and in the United States, that percentage is closer to 90%.
  • Try a caffeine free challenge to motivate you!
  • Once you can go one day with no caffeine, try adding another day, a week, or even a month!
  • If you like the taste of coffee, try decaf!
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 Mood  Health  Sleep  Digestion  Energy
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