At Hold Everything, the virtual office company based on London’s prestigious Regent Street, we are blessed with the choice of many different coffee shops.

Mornings always start with coffee and the usual saying ‘Let’s grab a coffee’.

This little saying is used globally, whether used for professionals to engage in an informal business meeting or plucking up the courage and asking someone out on a date, coffee is the middle man for all you coffee lovers out there. Plus it is packed with scientifically proven facts of why and how it is good for your mind, body and soul.

 Make You More Productive…

Richard Cooper, Director of Hold Everything encourages regular coffee runs to any of the major chain coffee shops nearby and in fact cafe culture has risen to 80% of people who visit coffee shops do so at least once a week and 16% visit on a daily basis.

 

Whether it is a double shot of coffee first thing in the morning to wake us or a skinny cappuccino mid-afternoon, we are all reliant on the caffeine spike. But how does it work?

The caffeine blocks the inhibitive neurotransmitter which is part of our nervous system found in our brain. An advantage of this is brightening your mood, as the caffeine stimulates the nervous system it boosts the production of hormones such as serotonin and dopamine which are our mood elevators. Your energy levels are increase due to the caffeine which causes a stimulated effect making us more alert and focused = more productivity, thus why we fully encourage coffee consumption in our office.

 Good For Your Health…

We all have those days where it goes from bad to worse; a simple solution to de-stress is by having a cup of coffee.

How does this work? Coffee decreases the blood pressure which reduces the risk of having a heart attack or stroke and increases the blood supply to the brain.

The components in coffee contain high levels of antioxidants which can minimise the risk of Diabetes, Cancer and Alzheimer’s.

In addition, coffee can help boost your metabolic rate and increase fat burning. It is known many people try to cut back on caffeine due to health concerns but according to experts around three to five cups per day for most people can contribute to a healthy, balanced diet. In a published study which explored the dietary habits of more than 93,000 people who drank coffee, showed they had a lower risk of obesity and reduced risk of type two diabetes!

The British Coffee Association shows us that today’s UK’s daily coffee consumption is on average at 95 million cups of coffee per day whereas in 2008 it was 70 million, that’s an increase of 25 million cups overs the past ten years!

So now you have no excuses – go and have a coffee and enjoy.