Whilst I quite enjoy certain aspects of autumn, there’s no denying that the cooler conditions aren’t well received by the majority of others. Admittedly, Storm Ali isn’t helping the cause, and a battering of wind and rain serves as an unwelcome reminder that the summer is very much over for another year. The dark mornings are depressing and I’ve already began to notice my colleagues at Coinadrink seek refuge in a hot drink before they start the day. And there’s a very good reason for that.
It’s all in your head…
The enjoyment in hot drinks in fact stems from the mind. Whilst there is an element of truth in hot drinks warming us up, a piping hot cup of tea or cappuccino won’t actually raise your body temperature to a noticeable level. You only believe it is. Jeremy Smith, an internist at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison, says this could be because of the ‘placebo effect’. “You feel warmer because you think the drink is supposed to warm you. Your mouth is among the most sensitive parts of your body and the hot liquid in that sensitive area gives you the impression that you are heating up.”
Tied with the stimulating effect of caffeine, perhaps it’s a combination of the two as to why we crave one in the morning? Either way, the fact that it’s a mental benefit emphasises what we’re getting at when we say our services can improve your wellbeing. The way a hot drink makes you feel is something that you cannot put a price on, especially when it boosts the productivity of your workforce.
It’s all too easy for fatigue to set in during the day. Hot drinks machines from Coinadrink get your employees on the right path and this time of the year is the perfect opportunity to provide them with something they need.