The burning of calories becomes necessary when we want to lose a few pounds. Diet and sport have a significant contribution, but at some point in the day. This is because burns are more intense at this time and you can take advantage of it for weight loss.
A new study shows that there is a moment of the day when the body naturally burns most of the calories and this is due to the circadian rhythm that controls the internal body clock and the day-night cycle. These rates affect calorie burning, especially during rest periods, where the human body can burn 10% more calories late in the afternoon and evening afternoon, compared to the early morning hours. More specifically, almost 130 calories are burned in the afternoon and evening without the slightest effort, and this may have an impact on health.
The study published in the Journal of Current Biology highlights the fact that the circadian rhythm dictates not only the desire for rest but also the complexity of metabolism that works over a period of 24 hours. So people who have irregular sleeping schedules, including those working on shifts, are overweight and are prone to developing conditions such as type II diabetes, cancer or cognitive decline. Even if we do not hear it, the organic clock works constantly.
"It is likely that when you eat and energy consumption needs are low, this activity can lead to weight gain," said Jeanne Duffy, a Brigham study student and female hospital.
When most calories burn
The study looked at seven men, women and men, between the ages of 38 and 69, who for 37 days remained in a laboratory without glass, hourglass, telephone or Internet, so they did not know what time of day they were out. Every night, the participants went to sleep four hours later than last night, this habit lasts for 3 weeks. In this way, the body's internal clock was forced to keep pace, researchers observing that the biological periods of the body were completely different from daytime.
All those who participated in this study had to wear sensors to measure their body temperature, allowing researchers to determine the period of most calories. The higher the body temperature, the more calories it burns. Thus, it was discovered that the calorie burn rate was lower in the evening when the body temperature dropped, while 12 hours later the calorie burning rate increased in the afternoon.
Of course, even if you plan your meals and care to respect this program, remember that another very important aspect is exercise. Even if you do not go to the gym, every effort, every move, involves taking energy and to ensure even the smallest moves, from lifting the arm to wiping in the house, burns the necessary number of calories.