Healthy living in tune with circadian rhythms

Bozz District

Having spent over 20 days east of the Mississippi this summer, I am happy to be home and to sleep in my own bed. While I am a bit of a free spirit, I know the importance of having a routine, a schedule, exercising regularly, and eating my last meal […]

Having spent over 20 days east of the Mississippi this summer, I am happy to be home and to sleep in my own bed. While I am a bit of a free spirit, I know the importance of having a routine, a schedule, exercising regularly, and eating my last meal many hours before bedtime.

No doubt keeping a daily schedule/routine helps me maintain balance and keeps my biological clock in sync. Of course, when you are away from home, it isn’t easy to maintain a routine, especially when a few other people are thrown into the mix. Did you know almost every tissue and organ in your body has its own clock? When your biological clock is out of sync with the environment, your health can be negatively affected.

Ashton Graham

The internal clock is referred to as your circadian clock. Your clock is driven by your circadian rhythms, that is, the physical, mental, and behavioral changes that follow a 24-hour cycle. Circadian rhythms can influence important functions in our bodies, such as hormone release, eating habits, digestion, body temperature, and even the most optimal time to perform certain tasks. Disruption of your circadian rhythms can increase your risk of disease.

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