Take a Break

Go Ahead, Sip That Coffee

Last updated: Oct 05, 2011

cappuccino decorated with heart shape

For many of us, a cup of joe is the ideal break "“ until we start worrying about all the negative health associations out there. Lately, the news about coffee is pretty good. Those who drink four cups a day have a 20 percent lower risk of depression, according to 2011 research by the Harvard School of Public Health. Coffee also contains anti-oxidants that can lower the risk of cancer or diabetes. That it's also a stimulant may be useful to busy caregivers "“ unless insomnia is a problem for you, in which case you may be imbibing too much of a good thing.

-- Paula Spencer Scott