Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Doctors often neglect their own mental health > Health-in-Motion 25 August 2016 Coffee gets you up in the morning, but is it good for your health? Coffee gets you up in the morning, but is it good for your health? Scientists who have attempted to answer this question in the past have come up with contradictory answers. Now research suggests that the potential benefits of drinking coffee in moderate quantities tend to outweigh any health risks. By reviewing 1277 separate studies dating back to 1970, scientists have established that consuming three to four cups of coffee a day can be mildly beneficial, but tends to have a neutral health effect overall. 0 More in Newsletters Want to improve your teenager’s eating habits? More: Daily Dose: Doctors often neglect their own mental healthHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical 7 Unusual ways to take care of your heart Fitness 7 top butt exercises for guys Medical Hot flashes at night linked to depression Medical 5 common reasons why you may have a bad back Lifestyle Dagga may cause relapse in psychosis sufferers Sex A happy spouse may keep you healthy From our sponsors Win one of 25 Webers valued at R2000 each! How to still have a good life with diabetes Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Lose weight Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. Love coffee? Your heart may too » What to eat for white teeth Bad foods for teeth-whitening Do any of these drinks cause your teeth to hurt? Savour your coffee – with a bright smile Here's how to stop coffee from staining your teeth while enjoying all its health benefits.