Health & Biorhythms


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.

A personalised routine
Our human biorhythms are genetic and thus are individualised and differ from person to person. However some general comments ring true.

A daily timetable
The following times and thus responses may differ by up to two hours.

6.00 - 7.00 am
Body temperature rises. Sex hormones have peaked and the metabolic rate increases - a great time to have a big breakfast...or sex.

10.00 - 11.00 am
We are at our most alert. Brain teasers or completing new tasks will develop short term memory.

12.00 pm- 1.00 pm
Body temperature dips, along with our adrenaline levels. A siesta may be a great idea at this point.

3.00 pm
Body temperature rises again. Cortisol levels plateau - thus we feel mellow and relaxed.

5.00 - 7.00 pm
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 workout.

9.00 pm
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.

11.00 pm
The body systems slow. We begin to crave our beds and sleep.

3.00 - 5.00 am
Body temperature slumps. Our alertness is at its lowest point of the day.

Final thought
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



Print Email Favourites    

© 2000-2014
All information on this website is for information only. offers no medical advice or information. Always consult your GP before undertaking any form of weight loss, fitness or exercise