The biorhythms of the body have been formed for millions of years. The crazy rhythm of life in megacities and bad habits – getting up at nine, going to bed after two in the morning – break them. It doesn’t lead to good.
How do our biorhythms work and how to live according to the internal clock of the body?
WHY YOU SHOULD NOT EAT AT THE NIGHT
Recently, the results of a scientific experiment with a group of 16 volunteers of approximately the same age were published in the journal Cell Metabolism. Volunteers were divided into two equal groups. They ate exactly the same food for a while. The portions were also about the same. But the time of eating was different, and the result soon showed itself on the scales. Those who ate dinner late began to grow sides. So experimenters have scientifically proven that late dinners before bedtime lead to obesity.
At the same time, scientists also measured biological indicators of all participants in the experiment: hormone levels, pressure levels, etc., and these are the conclusions they came to:
- Late dinner (two hours before bedtime) increases hunger the next day. And the very next day, a person imperceptibly eats a little more. And if late dinners become a habit, then the dose of food gradually increases, as does body weight.
- Energy expenditure during wakefulness is reduced. I don’t want to be active.
- The body temperature the next day after a late dinner also decreases, and this slows down the metabolism. If food remains in the intestines overnight, the activity of adipose tissue genes increases. As a result, the breakdown of fats slows down, and their accumulation, on the contrary, increases.
What about those who come home from work late and can’t follow the recommendations of the authors of the study to “finish dinner no later than six hours before bedtime”?
If you want to lose weight, follow Chekhov’s recommendation to drink milk instead of dinner. Anton Pavlovich Chekhov advised his obese patients to replace dinner with a large cup of milk. And nutritious, and in the body does not linger. As a result, the full patients of the great Russian writer quickly began to lose weight.
In addition, the authors of the experiment recommend that you always have breakfast an hour or two after waking up. Don’t delay breakfast until noon. It also does not have the best effect on the figure.
SLEEP BY SCIENCE
The slushy season of autumn has begun. And our immunity is being tested by many cold viruses. To resist them, the body needs iron (meat, liver, apples, buckwheat), as well as vitamin D (fatty fish, eggs, cod liver) and healthy sleep. Scientists have experimentally proven that a regular lack of sleep disrupts the DNA structure of immune cells. Chronic sleep deprivation can also contribute to type 2 diabetes and a number of other dangerous diseases.
To get enough sleep, you need to go to bed no later than 23 hours. It is at this time that our body produces the maximum amount of melatonin. And in the period from 1 to 3 o’clock in the morning there is an intensive metabolism and a large cleansing of the body. First of all, the brain needs to get rid of the amyloid proteins accumulated during the day. Their excess due to senile insomnia and inflammatory processes triggers Alzheimer’s disease. Until 4 o’clock in the morning there is a deep sleep, restoration of strength and all body systems.
If there is a problem with falling asleep, which often happens in autumn and spring, when daylight changes, you should also fall asleep according to science. It is easier to fall asleep under a heavy blanket. You don’t have to count sheep. Just try to relax all the muscles in your body one by one.