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How To Start Your Day Without Coffee

Updated on September 27, 2011

Do you find coffee to be a daily part of your morning routine? Do you wish there was some way that you could wake yourself up without having to resort to drinking massive amounts of caffeinated drinks like coffee in the morning? Well here are a few tips you can put to use to take coffee out of the equation but still wake you up enough to last throughout your day.



The first thing I do when I climb out of bed in the morning is to drop myself to the floor and perform as many push ups in quick succession as I can. Once you hit your max turn over onto your back do as many crunches as you can. Due to time constraints I can usually only fit about one repetition into my routine but you can add in as many as you want that will help to wake you up.

I find this to be very helpful in that (1) it gets your blood flowing and thus waking you up, and (2) it's a great way to get a little exercise routine going every day if you don't have time to go to the gym.


Drink a Tall Glass of Water

Everybody knows that about 70% of our bodies are composed of water, with our muscles even being composed of about 75%. So we know just how important it is to stay well hydrated.

When you get up in the morning, before you leave the house, drink a tall glass of water. It takes no time at all (definitely much less time than setting up a cup o' joe) and is the easiest tip here that you can do. So there is really no reason why you shouldn't be able to.

It may not give you the kick that coffee does but water will keep your skin healthy, cleanse your body by diluting and flushing out toxins, help your digestive tract, support weight loss, and may even help to lower heart risk.

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Take a Shower

Sometimes before a big test, especially if it is really early in the morning, I like to take a cold shower to give me that jolt I need to wake me up in the morning.

It doesn't necessarily have to be cold to wake you up, but for me I need that cold water that will get me shivering and shaking that lets me know I'm awake.

Taking a shower in the morning will definitely help you to wake up and feel nice and refreshed for the rest of the day.


Eat a Well Balanced Breakfast

If you have been paying attention to the food pyramid, you may have noticed that it has changed pretty drastically recently. But for those who haven't been in the loop, instead of telling you how many different servings you should have a day of each level, like the carbohydrates or fruits, it is now tailored to each individual person's needs.

You can check out the changes at and can even create your own personal plan by clicking here.

So what consists of a well balanced breakfast? A well balanced breakfast will supply your body with protein, a healthy amount of carbohydrates, fiber, and a good dose of vitamins and minerals. I personally start the day off with a bowl of cereal and a biscuit with ham and egg if I have the time to cook one up.


Get a Good Nights Sleep

The best thing you can really do is to get a good nights sleep the night before. Sleeping at least 8 hours a night is the average amount of sleep you should get each night. I am sure you know the feeling you get when you are so tired that you just want to rest your head on the table in front of you and pass out for the next few hours.

By getting a good nights sleep not only will you be more rested but sleep is also important because it allows your body to repair itself through the night, reduces stress, and best of all, you will lose the sleepiness that causes you to want to fix up a cup of coffee in the first place.

So if you are wondering how to start your day off without coffee these are just a few tips that you can use to help you get coffee or any other caffeinated type drinks out of your morning routine. If you have any other tips and would like to share, give a shout out in the comments below.

Know any other ways to start your day without coffee? Share your ideas here!

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    • Rockstarhobbo profile image


      10 years ago

      Coffee is what I need just everyday , but after reading what I've seen, I guess I need to review on my daily reliance on coffee!

    • JArvinV profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from FL

      Thanks for reading GetFitRight :)

    • GetFitRight profile image


      10 years ago from Clark County, WA

      Thank you for sharing all these great options besides coffee I know a lot of people that could benefit from this.


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