Exercising in the morning is the best time to burn calories

Exercising in the morning rather than in the evening may be more beneficial to health, according to a study led by researchers at the University of California. The authors say their study supports previous research suggesting that the circadian rhythm is important in dictating how the body responds to physical activity

Exercising in the morning is the best time to burn calories“Circadian rhythms dominate everything we do. Previous studies from our lab have suggested that at least 50% of our metabolism is circadian, and 50% of the metabolites in our body oscillate based on the circadian cycle. It makes sense that exercise would be one of the things that’s impacted,” says senior author Paolo Sassone-Corsi. Whilst […]

Does hitting the snooze button really help you feel better?

To sleep or to snooze? You probably know the answer, but you don’t prefer it. Most of us probably use the snooze function on our alarm clocks at some point in our lives

Does hitting the snooze button really help you feel better?Just a few more minutes under the covers, a time to gather our thoughts, right? While such snoozing might seem harmless, it may not be. For starters, it is important to understand why we are using the snooze button in the first place. For some, it’s a habit that started early on. But for many, […]

Do you need better sleep? Try this simple, yet effective trick

Try increasing your physical activity and walk 2,000 more steps every day to improve your quality of sleep, according to a new study

Do you need better sleep? Try this simple, yet effective trickGetting the required eight hours of sleep is difficult to accomplish in this day and age with demanding lifestyles and high-pressure jobs. Usage of technology has also played a significant role in disturbing patterns of people, impacting physical and mental health. Ultimately, weakening the immune system. Not sleeping enough impairs functioning the next day by […]

Warm shower 90 minutes before bedtime can improve sleep, reveals study

A new study suggests that bathing in warm water one to two hours before bedtime can help enhance sleep

Warm shower 90 minutes before bedtime can improve sleep, reveals studyIt has been widely recommended that adults get at least seven hours of sleep every night. However, demanding lifestyles, work schedules and household responsibilities have been leading to sleep loss in many people. Sleep problems can significantly affect the daily lives of people. The way you rest at night could affect how you function during […]

Study finds: Exercise can shift human body clock depending on time when people work out

Exercise can shift the human body clock, with the direction and amount of this effect depending on the time of day or night in which people exercise

Study finds: Exercise can shift human body clock depending on time when people work outThat’s according to new research in published in The Journal of Physiology. These findings suggest exercise could counter the effects of jet lag, shift work, and other disruptions to the body’s internal clock (e.g. military deployments) helping individuals adjust to shifted schedules. The circadian ‘body’ clock is the 24 hour cycle that regulates many physiological […]

Here’s the time of day when you burn the most calories, according to science

Your body’s internal clock plays a role not only when you're most alert and sleepy, but also when you burn the most calories, a new study finds

Here’s the time of day when you burn the most calories, according to scienceEverything from your workouts to your sleep schedule can influence how many calories you burn throughout the day. And according to a small new study, there may be a time of day during which your body naturally burns the most calories. That’s likely thanks to circadian rhythms, which control the body’s internal clock and sleep […]

Flight attendants are at a higher risk of cancer than others, says study

Compared to the general population, flight attendants were 51 per cent more likely to develop breast cancer. They also had more than double the risk of melanoma and more than quadruple the odds of being diagnosed with other forms of skin cancer

Flight attendants are at a higher risk of cancer than others, says studyWorking as a flight attendant significantly increases your risk of a range of cancers compared to the general population, a major study of cabin crew has found. Researchers followed more than 5,000 crew and found that their risk of breast cancer increased more than 50 per cent, while risks of stomach cancers are raised by […]

New study reveals late night snacking tied to diabetes, heart disease risk

Eating at odd times of the day disrupts the skin’s biological clock, and impacts the effectiveness of enzymes which protect against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation. People who either have jet lag or work night shifts could be damaging their health in the long-term

New study reveals late night snacking tied to diabetes, heart disease riskAre you fond of munching into some snacks late in the night? According to a latest study, this habit of yours may put you in the risk of heart diseases and diabetes by raising levels of harmful blood fats. The findings are published in the journal Experimental Physiology, said those in the shift-based job could […]

New study links early school timings to depression in teenagers

The findings provide additional evidence over how school timings impact adolescent health. The results of the study showed that good baseline sleep hygiene was directly associated with lower average daily depressive/anxiety symptoms across all students

New study links early school timings to depression in teenagersTeenagers who start school before 8:30 a.m. are at a higher risk of depression and anxiety, even if they are doing everything else right to get a good night’s sleep, a study has found. The study not only reinforces the theorised link between sleep and adolescent mental health, but is among the first to demonstrate […]

Nobel Prize awarded for experiments on how our internal body clocks tick

Jeffrey C Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W Young have been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize for physiology/medicine for working out the molecular mechanism behind circadian rhythms, the internal body clocks in all animals that regulate when they – we – sleep, eat, release hormones, etc

Nobel Prize awarded for experiments on how our internal body clocks tickThe circadian rhythm is mostly endogenous: it is ‘performed’ and regulated by chemical reactions that occur within the body’s cells, using internal cues. Though, it is also influenced by external stimuli like the amount of sunlight and other environmental factors. In the 1970s, Seymour Benzer and Ronald Konopka found that in an as-yet unknown gene […]