Burning calories is essential when we want to lose a few pounds. Diet and sport have a significant contribution, but also a specific time of day. And that's because burns are more intense at the moment and you can take advantage of this for losing weight.
A new study shows, however, that there is a time of the day when the body burns most calories naturally, and this is due to the circadian rhythm that controls the inner clock of the body and circle every day. These rhythms influence the burning of calories, especially in rest periods, in which the human body can burn 10% more calories late afternoon and afternoon with an evening compared to early morning. More specifically, almost 130 calories are burned in the afternoons and at night without the slight effort, which can have an impact on health.
The study published in the Journal of Biology Current highlights the fact that the circadian rhythm determines not only the desire to rest, but also the complexity of the metabolism that operates over a 24-hour period . Therefore, people with a consistent irregular timetable, including those working in the shifts, face obesity and tend to develop conditions such as type II diabetes, cancer or cognitive decline. Even if we do not hear it, the biological clock works constantly.
"It's possible that when you eat and need energy consumption is low, this activity can lead to weight gain," said Jeanne Duffy, a citizen of the study. Brigham and Women's Hospital.
When the most calories are burned
The study looked at seven men, women and men, aged 38 to 69, who stayed in a non-glass, glass, hour, telephone or Internet for 37 days so that it does not know what time day it is out Every night, the participants went to bed four hours later than the previous night, this practice lasts for 3 weeks. In this way, the body's internal clock was forced to keep up, the researchers noticed that the body's biological periods were completely different from day to day.
All those involved in this study had to wear sensors to measure the temperature of the body, allowing the researchers to determine the period of most calories. Body temperature is higher, the most calories it burns. Thus, the calorie burning rate was found to be lower during the night when body temperature decreased, and 12 hours later the burner calorie rate increased in the afternoons.
Of course, even if you're organizing your meals and caring for respecting this program, remember that exercise is a very important aspect. Even if you do not go to the gym, every effort, every movement, means getting the energy, and to make even the smallest movements in lifting brake to the barn through the house, burns a necessary number of calories.