A series of recent studies derived that the benefits of exercise greatly vary depending upon the time of the day. We are far from completely understand the phenomenon at play, but an interaction between the body’s daily routine and physical exercise can have a crucial difference in the exercise.
Dr. Paolo Sassone-Corsi, the director of the Center for Epigenetics and Metabolism at the University of California, Irvine gave his reason to suspect exercise as just another form of modification of our physiology, which may reap more benefits depending upon the time of day and night.
The studies undertook a research on mice at a lab, along with 12 individuals. Famously known as mouse time named after the nocturnal behavior of the mice, humans too tend to generate more benefits from exercising during dusk i.e. their active timings. Despite humans being are more operational during the day or diurnal, identical outcomes were obtained from the studies between humans and the mice.
Dr. Steven Feinsilver who is a director of sleep medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York had even suggested that over a period of time, the human body goes through a lot of changes, some being external and some internal. Hormonal change being one of them relies on the built-in body clock.
It will be wrong to reach a conclusion regarding the results of the research but the results definitely point towards the influence of circadian rhythms over the body. Bodies are prone to change all the time. It has been established that human body changes in hormones through the line of circadian cycle.
It has effects on more things than just sleep. Growth hormones are produced in abundance during the middle of the night while cortisol is abundant during the day time.
Based on this assumption, it seems probable for some period of the day tends to be more effective for exercise than other.