deal in plenty of day­light

YOURS (UK) - - Energy Health Special -

one of the best ways to reg­u­late your body clock is by man­ag­ing your ex­po­sure to light – not just nat­u­ral day­light, but the light we are ab­sorb­ing more and more of through our in­creas­ing screen time.

“try to get out­side as much as you can dur­ing the day,” says dr Cur­tis. nat­u­ral light helps to de­lay the pro­duc­tion of mela­tonin and stim­u­lates other hor­mones such as cor­ti­sol to give you an en­ergy boost.

In the evenings try to limit your ex­po­sure to too much light. “mela­tonin is the hor­mone of dark­ness, sig­nalling to your body that it’s time to calm down and re­lax ready for sleep as the night draws in,” says dr Cur­tis.

“screens, de­vices, tVs all emit blue light like day­light which tell your brain it’s time to wake up,” she says. us­ing them late at night could de­lay mela­tonin pro­duc­tion, af­fect how well you sleep and mess with your body clock, which in turn could de­plete your en­ergy re­serves.

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