Even if sugar is your go-to pick-me-up, chances are the boost won’t last long enough to make it through that paper or project. Turns out sugary energy drinks — even the caffeine-free variety — can cause energy crashes just an hour after consumption. Instead of downing the sweet stuff, take a walk or stretch it out for some much needed energy on the spot.

The Takeaway: Avoid sugary drinks for an energy boost; the following crash means they’re just not worth it.

Sip Carefully

Coffee is a great jolt, but make sure that favorite drink isn’t hiding a ton of unwanted extras.

Level Up in Life by Drinking Coffee and Tea

This isn’t an excuse to overdo it on caffeine, but it turns out coffee and tea have some seriously healthy benefits.