Body Clock or Biological Clock
Your Body has a well-set body clock. In this universe, everything works on a particular rhythm whether that is a season, day and night, life cycle, music or daily routine, etc. Disturbance in the rhythm results in chaos in that particular field of your life. It is always advisable to maintain the natural rhythm in order to balance the harmony whether that is nature or the body. In every aspect of the universe, there is an inbuilt clock and that need to be maintained to keep everything perfect and in order.
Our body has a clock which is set according to nature, sun, moon, day and night in addition to our habit patterns and body needs. To stay healthy and fit it is essential to follow a disciplined lifestyle according to the body clock. Disturbance in the body clock results in various physical, mental and psychological problems in the life. Diabetes, liver problems, sleeplessness, heart attack, indigestion, cancer, stress, anxiety etc. are the results of disturbance in the body clock.
Body clock is infinite and works till you are alive and gives alert to you as your body need. According to the body clock, each time is set to do a specific task as described below:
Ideal Body Clock
- 4:30 TO 5:00 A.M
At this time body has a minimum temperature which is sufficient to warm up your body. This is the reason why you feel the need to switch off AC, Coolers or fans, otherwise, the body may be caught by the cold and make you sick.
- 6:00 AM
During the morning time when you wake up Cortisol hormone increases and then fall throughout the daytime. For the people, those who work in nights this rhythm is reversed. Cortisol hormone is directly linked to our daily activities. This time is better to do Yoga then doing heavy exercises like jogging.
- 7:00 AM
At 7 in the morning blood pressure increases more than any other time of the day. This is why attacks due to high BP are generally more frequent in this time. People suffering from high BP must avoid the activities which make BP high.
- 8:00 AM
This is the best time for bowel movement as this time bowel movement is higher than any other time of the day.
- 9:00 AM
This is the time when testosterone hormone is higher which makes body capable to do heavy exercises and jogging.
- 10:00 AM
This is the time when a body is most alert and conscious. This is the reason why all the offices start their working at 10.00 AM.
- 2:30 TO 5:00 PM
This time body is ready to react and coordinate properly. Therefore, this time is good for all regular physical activities.
- 5:00 PM
Body is ready to make muscles and doing exercises. If you need to reduce your weight or to make your muscles this time is best for you for all such activities.
- 6:30 PM
This is the time when blood pressure again goes higher, therefore, avoid the activities which increase the BP particularly for all those people who are suffering from high BP.
- 7:00 PM
At 7 PM temperature is higher, therefore, avoid debate, hot talks during this time to keep the body safe.
- 9:00 PM
Melatonin hormone starts to secrete at 9 pm which is the main cause of sleep. This is the best time to go to sleep.
- 2:00 PM
This time all people are in deep sleep, therefore, avoid waking up a person at 2.00 PM in the night.
This is the ideal body clock. There may be some variations in this body clock according to the need of a particular person. But always try to follow your body clock which you have already set as according to your need otherwise, you have to suffer from various disorders which may cause acute body problems.
Body Clock and Age
Body clock changes as according to the age pattern as discussed below:
According to the natural rhythm, a body needs sleeping twice in a day. One is during the night and another during the afternoon at 1 PM. During 1 PM all, we need a short duration of sleep which is must for the body this is why in some countries a fix duration of time is given to the employees to take this short sleep. This short sleep or napping gives freshness to the body.
In the age group of below 10 sleeping twice a day is indicated by the body clock. After the age of 20 again the sleeping pattern changes and people start to wake up early. After an age of 55 again the sleeping pattern changes and become same as you have at the age of 10.
Body Clock and Diseases
Following diseases may be occurred if one avoids the body clock:
Digestion system is affected acutely if one goes against the body clock. It also creates confusion in the body. If you consume food against the regular routine, the brain sends the signal to avoid the food consumption while pancreas starts to secrete the hormone to digest the food which creates chaos in the digestion process. If it occurs once in a while body adjust it, but continuous irregularity with this system may be the cause of diabetes type 2.
In the case of diabetes type 2, it is essential to maintain the discipline and follow the body clock which you set as according to your need. Either consume your meal before 8 PM or set your meal time as your body need and then remain stick on the routine to keep you safe.
- Weight gain
Indigestion is the main cause of weight gain. Ignorance of body clock disturbs digestion system and the result is fat gain. Consume heavy breakfast and take proper food in the lunch, but afterward, consume only light food in order to make a good digestion system.
Continuous disturbance in the body clock increases the risk of cancer. Set your body clock as you wish and then follow it to keep you safe from all the body disturbances. If the disturbance prolongs it change the mutation that becomes the cause of cancer.
- Anxiety, stress, and depression
Indigestion creates stress and increases anxiety and depression which further become the reason of various diseases.
So, be disciplined and follow the body clock