It is well established that regular exercise has beneficial effects on one's health and well-being. People of all age groups are advised to exercise for at least 30 minutes a day 5 days a week to keep fit and active.
Exercise boosts energy and metabolism and ensures flexibility and strength in the muscles. It also helps avoid falls due to ageing in the elderly.A new research study published in the journal Cell Metabolism analysed the deep impact of exercise on the body and the role of exercising at different times of the day in staying healthy. Earlier research studies have found that the cells of the body regulate their function according to the
biological clock also known as the circadian rhythm. For this study, a range of exercises was carried out on mice that were made to exercise either early in the morning or late in the evening. Blood samples and tissue specimens were collected from different regions including the brain, liver, heart and muscle for analysis.
The results showed that exercising at different times of the day stimulates hormonal secretion and energy sensors differently. It prompts the energy censors to regulate bodily functions according to the time of the day. This helps in the
processing of different nutrients in the body and resets disturbed body clock. Further studies are being conducted to understand the impact of various exercises at different times of the day on the organs.