Regardless of whether or not you’re a routine-oriented person, your body likes to stick to a pretty tight schedule.
Scientists have long known that our bodies have internal clocks, which regulate the physical, mental and behavioral changes that we experience over a roughly 24-hour cycle.
We evolved to have a biological clock to help our bodies adapt to Earth’s daily cycles and research suggests that nearly every organ in our bodies follows this hidden, biological timekeeping: Our hearts, livers and digestive tracts all have their own internal schedules to help us perform at our very best.
It seems that we need regular sleeping and eating schedules to keep our organs synced to one big, biological clock
Our bodies have an optimal time to sleep, but also to eat, think and exercise. What’s more, disrupting that natural timing could lead to certain health problems, such as obesity, diabetes, and even Alzheimer’s.
For our third episode of Next Level Living, a 10-part HuffPost Originals video series on the science behind our everyday habits, we explain exactly how your body’s internal clock works and why scheduling your day to support your biological clock may boost your well-being.
Take a look at the Next Level Living episode above to learn what it takes to be in sync with your biological clock, and check out previous episodes on our show page here.
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