Burning calories are essential when we want to lose a few pounds. Diet and sports make an important contribution but it is also a specific time of day. And because the burns are more intense at this time, you can take advantage of this for weight loss.
But new research has shown that the body naturally burns most of the calories and is due to the circadian rhythm that controls the body's internal clock and the cycle of daytime nights. This rhythm affects calorie burning, especially during breaks, the body can increase calories by 10% in the late afternoon and evening afternoon. More specifically, almost 130 calories are burned in the afternoon and evening with little or no effort, which can affect your health.
Research published in the Journal of Current Biology highlights the fact that the 24-hour rhythm directs not only the desire for rest, but also the complexity of the metabolism acting for 24 hours. People with irregular sleep schedules, including shift workers, are therefore faced with obesity and are more likely to develop diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cancer, or cognitive decline. Even if we do not hear it, the biological clock works constantly.
"When you eat and consume less energy, this activity can lead to weight gain," said Jeanne Duffy of the Brigham Women's Hospital.
When the biggest calories burn
The study, involving seven men and men aged 38 to 69 years, stays in a glassless hourglass, telephone or internet lab for 37 days, and he does not know when he left. Every evening, participants sleep 4 hours late than the previous night and this habit lasts for 3 weeks. In this way, the body's internal clock was forced to maintain its speed, the researchers noticed that the biological period of the body was completely different from the daytime.
All participants in this study were able to measure most calories by wearing a temperature sensor. The higher the body temperature, the more calories burn. Thus, at low temperatures, night calorie burn rates were low and burn calories increased in the afternoon after 12 hours.
Of course, if you are planning to have a meal and respect this program, remember that another very important part is exercise. Even if you do not go to the gym, every effort and every exercise burns the calories you need to get the energy and the smallest movements from lifting your arms to cleaning your house.