Having coffee in the morning can help you for the rest of the day, not just the jolt of waking up when you have breakfast. According to the Daily Mail Scientists found volunteers who undertook 90-minutes of intensive screen-based work without a break suffered fewer aches and pains in their neck, shoulders, arms and wrists if they downed a coffee before getting to the office.

In the same story from the Daily Mail, it's the same stimulant added to some pain-killing medicines, such as aspirin and paracetamol, because it is thought to boost their analgesic qualities. The research says that the caffeine in the coffee stimulates certain receptors that allow the other chemicals to work.

Coffee has been shown to protect against liver cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and even strokes. But there have been few studies exploring its pain-busting properties.

So, the study goes like this.

People underwent an hour-and-a-half of computer tasks, which involved correcting typographical errors on a document as fast and as accurately as possible, using only the computer mouse. They were not allowed to pause at any time and were assessed for their levels of pain throughout the experiment.

Although both drinkers and non-drinkers experienced pain in their shoulders, neck, arms and wrists during the task, coffee consumers reported much lower levels of discomfort.

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