As our body ages, a core clock repressor, PER2, increases and dampens the activity of our circadian rhythms through repressing BMAL1.The level of NAD+ regulates the degradation of PER2, which in turn promotes the activity of BMAL1, keeping the internal clock ticking at a healthy pace.
The body’s circadian clock oversees several processes that are critical for healthy cell function, according to Michael Breus, a licensed sleep specialist and the author of the article.
These were done for a period of seven days and afterward, scientists proceeded to determine known risk factors of cardiovascular disease , which include blood pressure, cholesterol and sugar levels, and body weight.
For example, poor or insufficient sleep have been linked to: How Cycles of Light and Darkness Affect Your Sleep (and Health) Download Interview Transcript Maintaining a natural rhythm of exposure to daylight, and darkness at night, is an essential component of sleeping well.
And speaking of the cognitive benefits of dancing, a new study at Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine in China showed that mind-body activities, such as dancing, tai chi, and yoga, can strengthen certain mental abilities.2 The focus was on global cognition, which involves planning, decision-making, and other aspects of executive function.
Satchidananda Panda, Ph.D., is a leading researcher in a very important field of study: the circadian rhythm, which is the topic of his book, “Circadian Code: Lose Weight, Supercharge Your Energy and Sleep Well Every Night.” It’s a great read, written at a level that is easy to understand.