Anywhere during one’s fitness journey, this question will eventually come to mind. Whether you’re plotting your workouts within your work schedule or finding what works best for you, we’re here to find out how time affects your body’s response to exercise.
It’s quite well known that almost every aspect of our physiology and metabolism is dictated by the circadian clock,” says Gad Asher of the Department of Biomolecular Sciences at the Weizmann Institute of Science. A person’s circadian rhythm includes physical, mental, and behavioural changes that follow a 24-hour cycle in response tolight and darkness.
Senior author of another recent paper that has shown similar findings, out of the Center for Epigenetics and Metabolism at the University of California, Paolo Sassone-Corsi adds “Circadian rhythms dominate everything we do”. He goes on to say, “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.”