Have you ever gone through a time in your life when you felt “in the flow”?  Wasn’t it GREAT? You had a TON of energy, your sleep was on track, you felt productive, and you were positive and optimistic. Not to get woo-woo … but you felt “in sync.”

 Chances are, one big reason was that your body was running in its natural rhythm – basically, following your body clock. And it turns out there’s nothing woo-woo about it.  I have a quick and powerful tip to get back to that feeling if you’ve lost it.

But first, it’s important to remember that our bodies CRAVE routine. Especially healthy routines!  When you’re NOT following your body clock, you can feel fuzzy, unfocused, and tired. 

You can also feel hungry … even when you’re not.   Over the long run, it can spell disaster for your health. It can affect:

  • Your heart health
  • Your metabolism
  • Your digestion
  • Your skin
  • Your body’s ability to repair DNA damage, and
  • So much more!

 

PLUS … disruptions in your body clock (aka circadian rhythm) are linked with obesity, diabetes, and mental health issues.  This month, I’m going to focus on ways you can upgrade your daily & nightly routines to feel more “in the flow’ … and get those results you’re working so hard for!

And if you’re not working hard for them YET … it can help you finally find the energy to make them a reality.  I want to start with ONE TIP that can go a long way toward helping your body clock get into sync. 

Your body’s “clock” is actually located in your brain’s hypothalamus, right above where the nerves of your eyes cross. It’s made up of thousands of nerve cells that sync your body’s functions and sleep-wake cycle through hormones and other signals.

One MAJOR thing that affects it is LIGHT. (A clue we’re meant to sleep at night: we don’t have night vision like most nocturnal animals.)  Light and darkness trigger a LOT of different actions in your hypothalamus.

So … the tip is to GET SOME NATURAL LIGHT during the day! 

GO OUTSIDE. And even better, while you’re out there, go for a 20-30 minute walk … which is another way to help tune up your body clock.

And this is just the start … I’ve got great strategies coming your way soon on how to accelerate your results by tapping into the power of your own body.  But for now …

Make it an amazing (and light-filled) day 🙂

REFERENCES:

My Personal Nighttime Routine

My Personal Nighttime Routine

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Simplest-ever meal prep advice (from a chef)

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I’m lucky to have a few really great cooks in my life. Several of my friends actually used to cook professionally, which I have recently learned makes them actual “chefs.”  Anyway … one of the chefs blew my mind when he gave me the secret to his amazing family meals. 

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Rob is the owner and founder of Fitness Lifestyle Personal Training.

He has been training for over thirty-three years; seventeen of those years as a personal trainer helping others reach their goals.