Setting Your Body Clocks


Last updated 6/3/2019 at 2:46pm

Jon Tyson

One way to respect your body is to be aware of your natural body cycles. Within your biological system you have a timekeeping computer inside the hypothalamus and consisting of a small cluster of about 20,000 neuron cells. This suprachiasmatic nucleus controls many nerves and hormones to regulate a person's body functions over 24 hours.

While that is the main clock for our bodies, we also have many smaller clocks that run the different organs, tissues and cells. Nearly every cell in the body has a circadian clock, which tells each cell when to use energy, rest, make repairs, or multiply. Al...

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