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Study Shows Why Exercise is Better Than Drinking Coffee at Work

by Sheela Philomena on  December 4, 2013 at 12:06 PM Research News   - G J E 4
Short bursts of exercise could boost brain power and performance at work than a cup of coffee, says study.

According to the Daily Beast, a guy called Gregory Ferenstein replaced his regular trips to the barista with short bursts of intense exercise, News.com.au reported.
 Study Shows Why Exercise is Better Than Drinking Coffee at Work
Study Shows Why Exercise is Better Than Drinking Coffee at Work
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Ferenstein wrote in a post that whenever he needs a "pick-me-up", he finds a quiet corner and perform some form of body-weight exercise that jolts his heart up to at last 70 percent of the maximal beats per minute.

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He's been using the brain-training experiments at Quantified Mind to test his reaction time and short-term memory after the bursts of exercise, compared with coffee.

He found that his mental performance was 12 percent better after a mini workout than on a coffee high.

Source: ANI
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