Chronobesity 101: Is Your Chronotype Making You Fat?

by Alejandra "Alex" Ruani — Get free science updates here.

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Just like the clock on your wall, your in-built body clock runs for 24 hours and then starts all over again each day.

But, not everyone’s body clock is set to the same time. Yours could be several hours ahead of your partner’s. Or half an hour behind your best friend’s!

What if the clock on your wall (an external clock) is running at a different time to your body clock?

Scientists have been investigating whether a mis-match between our biological clock and our social behaviours (often determined by external clocks) has an impact on our body weight and metabolic health.

You’ll learn all about their findings in this riveting report!

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Conveniently download this 47-page Science Report. Contains links to extra reading materials and scientific references.

Topics covered in this report:

  1. Are your clocks out of sync?
  2. Cock-a-doodle-doo!
  3. “Switch on that light, will you?”
  4. More than meets the eye
  5. An introduction to chronotype
  6. Your social clock
  7. Jetlag… without traveling an inch!
  8. It’s all about misalignment
  9. How to identify social jetlag
  10. Kelly: Case study analysis
  11. Figure 1: Identifying mid-sleep points
  12. Extracting valuable information
  13. Calculate your own mid-sleep points
  14. From one extreme to the other
  15. Figure 2: The chronotype spectrum
  16. Larks vs. owls
  17. Table 1: Discover your chronotype
  18. What’s Kelly’s chronotype?
  19. Recommended hours of sleep
  20. Is Kelly jetlagged?
  21. Figure 3: Social jetlag and obesity
  22. Living against your body clock
  23. Irregular eating times
  24. Substituting sleep for stimulants
  25. “You should be asleep!”
  26. Consistency in the mid-point
  27. How flexible is your work?
  28. Shifting body clocks
  29. Sync’ing back
  30. Rhythmic hormone production
  31. Figure 4: Chrono-regulation
  32. Let’s plan ahead!
  33. Your key takeaways
  34. Learn more
  35. References and resources

DISCLOSURE: This report is not suitable for those with irregular working hours.


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Alex Ruani leads the research division at The Health Sciences Academy, where she and her team make sense of complex scientific literature and translate it into easy-to-understand practical concepts for students. She is a Harvard-trained scientific researcher who specialises in cravings and appetite neurobiology, nutrition biochemistry, and nutrigenomics. Besides investigating and teaching the latest advances in health and nutrition science, Alex makes it easier to be smarter with her free Science Catch-ups every other Thursday.
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