To understand our natural 'body clock' - biorhythms - is to understand how
to develop a balanced and better daily routine. Our natural body clock influences,
or can be influenced by body temperature, alertness levels, strength, sleep,
hunger and more.
Our human biorhythms are genetic and thus are individualised and differ
from person to person. However some general comments ring true.
The following times and thus responses may differ by up to two hours.
Body temperature rises. Sex hormones have peaked and the metabolic rate
increases - a great time to have
a big breakfast...or sex.
We are at our most alert. Brain teasers or completing new tasks will develop
short term memory.
Body temperature dips, along with our adrenaline levels. A siesta may be
a great idea at this point.
Body temperature rises again. Cortisol levels plateau - thus we feel mellow
Body temperature peaks. Our muscles and joints are at their strongest and
most flexible - a fine time to have a trip to the gym for a fitness / strength
Our sleep hormones begin to kick in. Our metabolism dips, and so this may
not be an ideal time to eat a large meal - excess calories will be stored
as body fat.
The body systems slow. We begin to crave our beds and sleep.
Body temperature slumps. Our alertness is at its lowest point of the day.
More one vehicle road accidents occur between 3 - 5 am then any other time.
This should come as no surprise since its during this time when our alertness
is at its lowest point