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Over the past five years a general decline in U.S. workforce productivity has been noted. Just like there are many possible factors that contribute to this, there are also near-countless ways to remedy it. Apart from engaging in personal wellness and team-building exercises, rewarding performance, and optimizing timekeeping, there is another way to increase productivity: Drinking more tea both at work and at home can give overall productivity a very welcome shove in the right direction. Although the caffeine found in some teas is known to help you feel more alert, there are a number of other ways in which tea can help boost your productivity at work.
It Can Help Boost Your Brain Function
According to various studies, drinking black or green tea can give your brain activity a nifty boost. Various regions of the brain, including those responsible for alertness, memory, cognitive function, and logical reasoning, are reportedly stimulated by tea consumption. When the activity in so many parts of your brain is boosted, your productivity will increase accordingly.
Another big contributor to diminished productivity is depression. Although tea cannot cure depression as such, it can help ease anxiety and help you unwind after a busy day. Chamomile tea is particularly beneficial as a general relaxation and sleeping aid.
Tea Can Rejuvenate Your Body
When your body has taken a knock due to illness or injury it is only natural that your productivity will be impacted as well. While tea may not serve as a cure for any ailment, it has been proven that it can help alleviate a number of common symptoms including nausea, headaches, and a range of digestive issues. Sipping on warm tea can also help ease a sore throat. (You can boost your health and subsequent productivity even more by ensuring your office is in tip-top shape as far as cleanliness is concerned. Apart from making sure every nook and cranny is cleaned, it is also in everyone’s (and the environment’s) best interest to ditch any cleaning products that contain harsh chemicals and replace it with eco-friendly options instead.)
It is Great for Optimal Hydration
It is with very good reason that we are encouraged to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. When we become dehydrated we can experience a range of symptoms that can impact our productivity at work directly. Apart from headaches and dizziness, dehydration is also known to cause insomnia which can really impact your performance at the office. Despite being aware of the importance of adequate hydration, many people struggle to drink the recommended amount of water every day. Luckily, research has found that tea can hydrate the body as effectively as water can. In fact, tea may be even more beneficial thanks to the high level of antioxidants it contains.
Drinking tea can have a very positive impact on workplace productivity. Not only will it boost your brain function, but it will also improve your overall wellness and keep you well hydrated.
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