Burning calories becomes necessary when you want to lose a few kilos. Diet and sport have a big contribution, but also some time of day. And that's because burns are more intense at this time and you can use it for weight loss.
The new study shows that it is the time of the day when the body naturally burns most calories, and this is due to the circadian rhythm that controls the internal clock of the body and the cycle of day and night. These rhythms affect the burning of calories, especially during rest periods, where the human body can burn 10% more calories in the late afternoon and evening, compared to the early morning. More specifically, almost 130 calories are burned in the afternoon and evening without the slightest effort, and this can affect your health.
A study published in the Journal of Current Biology highlights the fact that the circadian rhythm dictates not only the desire to rest, but also the complexity of metabolism that works within 24 hours. Thus, people who have an irregular sleep schedule, including those who work on shifts, face obesity and have a tendency to develop diseases such as type II diabetes, cancer or cognitive impairment. Even if we do not hear it, the biological clock works uninterrupted.
"It's possible that when you eat and energy needs are low, this activity can lead to weight gain," said Jeanne Duffy, a citizen at Brigham and Women & # 39; s Hospital.
When the most calories are burning
The study was attended by seven men, both women and men, aged from 38 to 69, who stayed for 37 days in a laboratory without glass, hourglass, telephone or the Internet, so that they do not know at what time of the day. Every evening, participants went to sleep four hours later than the previous night, wont lasting three weeks. In this way, the internal clock of the body was forced to keep up with the pace, scientists noticed that the biological period of the body was completely different from the day.
Everyone who participated in this study had to wear sensors to measure body temperature, allowing researchers to determine the period of the highest calories. The higher the body temperature, the more calories it burns. In this way, it was discovered that the calorie burning rate was lower at night when the body temperature dropped, and 12 hours later the calories burned increased in the afternoon.
Of course, even if you plan meals and take care of compliance with this program, remember that another very important aspect is exercise. Even if you do not go to the gym, every effort, every move, requires energy and ensures even the smallest moves, from raising your hand to sweeping through the house, burns the necessary number of calories.