How timing affects your health

Brimmings: up from the well

“Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” (Ben Franklin)

I think we’re missing something in all the wise counsel we’ve been getting lately on our TV talk shows about improving our health   You know the litany, most of it pertaining to food:  less fat, sugar, salt, and processed food.  Less meat and more fruits and veggies. Along with diet change, thirty minutes of aerobic exercise five times weekly.  Lately, the added caveat of reducing stress.

All well and good, but not good enough.  Somewhere we’ve forgotten to add timing to the list.  By this I mean doing things, whenever possible, at the same time and in the same way.  Our bodies actually dislike surprise. They prosper from routine.  Here are a few tips, and you can probably add your own:

1.   Sleeping: The body replenishes itself when we sleep, restoring hormonal…

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