Depression, sleeplessness, weight gain, lack of energy and worry are concerns of wellness coaches to address during these pandemic enforced lockdown times.
Two Nobel Prize winning subjects, interestingly awarded in consecutive years of 2016 and 2017 in medicine or physiology, provide some solutions to the problems mentioned above.
The prizes are for autophagy, the crux of intermittent fasting and circadian rhythm.
Interestingly both are complimentary, and time restricted eating which is intermittent fasting with concepts of circadian rhythm have solutions for the pandemic related issues.
It’s simple to follow. Restrict food to within 12 or less hours, preferably during daylight time and do things accordingly to the circadian clock.
A typical model looks like this. Have food only between 7 am and 7 pm. Exercise in the morning and or in the evening, preferably on empty stomach. Go to bed around 10 pm and go for 7 to 8 hours sleep. Of course drink water all the time, when awake.
Others are to try and get maximum natural light during day time, avoid light during nighttime as far as possible, abstain from watching television or texting on phone from 10 pm to 6 am.
Give the body a routine. Eat, exercise and sleep at the same time practically everyday.
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