Headlines abound about circadian rhythms going out of sync, with “must do” steps for meal timing, fasting, and sleeping to avoid problems with misalignment of biological clocks. Research ties circadian rhythms to heart health, blood sugar, and body weight. But what is purely theoretical so far, and what actions (if any) could be worth taking?
You’ll find insights here from Frank Scheer, PhD, a leader in this research. Dr. Scheer is Director of the Medical Chronobiology Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. I was thrilled to have the chance to sit and talk with Dr. Scheer about this fascinating research.
I hope these notes from our conversation help you set commonsense priorities for how current findings fit with the other choices you make for a healthy lifestyle.