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No Time for Heartburn

9 Ways to Kick the Coffee Habit

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Amp up your workouts

Exercise is just as much of a stimulant—maybe more so—as caffeine. So physical activity is a sure-fire way to combat fatigue as well as irritability when withdrawing from coffee.

"Exercise is a natural high. You get energy simply from exercising," says Gans. "Exercise gets the endorphins going." Endorphins are neurotransmitters that blunt our perception of pain.

But avoid bench presses and other types of weight lifting that can push stomach contents, including acid, up into your esophagus.

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