Did you know that in the professional world, 98% of the workforce is interrupted 3-4 times a day. Constant interruptions can make it difficult to regain focus and can lead to severe decreases in productivity during the work day. The digital distractions combined with added stress can interfere with the body’s circadian rhythms and disrupt a person’s natural sleep cycles. 3 out of 5 adults say they are more tired than ever currently, and this is also contributing to a lack of productivity during the day
In an attempt to increase their energy and focus, many adults turn to caffeine. 42% of millennials even consume a caffeinated beverage daily due to their perceived benefits. certain foods and beverages.
One of the most common drinks in the United States used to improve focus is coffee. While many people think that coffee is a good way to stay energized and focused, what they don’t know is that while the caffeine content of the drink may add a boost of energy, it does not actually improve focus. What’s more, the small boost of energy is only a small benefit in contrast to the amount of negative side effects caffeine can have on many consumers.
10% of consumers develop a tolerance to caffeine by drinking so much of it, and metabolize it too quickly to see any benefits. In the short-term, this can interrupt sleep schedules and lower overall mental alertness. Long-term heavy intake can even lead to poor heart health and digestive issues. To increase both focus and energy, more consumers are turning to more natural avenues.
Ingredients such as elderberry, green tea, and guarana work with the body’s biological clock to support alertness and concentration without the negative effects of caffeine based drinks. These ingredients work directly with the brain to improve focus while also providing additional health benefits. Some other natural ways to increase focus include reducing exposure to blue light, managing noise and clutter in your work space, and adding more movement to your daily routine.
To learn more about the benefits of natural ingredients and how to use them to improve your daily routine, take a look at the infographic below: