11 RHYTHM OF THE (DAY AND) NIGHT
Circadian rhythms; not a kind of reggae, but the 24-hour cycle of physiological processes that’s influenced by external cues like sunlight and temperature – and thanks to the scientific spotlight being shone on new Nobel Prizewinning research, you’re about to hear a whole lot more about them. ‘We’re learning that your mood and your performance don’t remain constant over the course of a day,’ says Daniel Pink, author of When: The Scientific Secrets Of Perfect Timing. ‘As people have tried to improve their performance – at work, in school, in sport – they’ve focused largely on what they do and how they do it. But research is showing that when you do things can make a big difference,’ he says. The upshot? Tune into the rhythm and reap the rewards in your body, mind and on the dance floor.