News By/Courtesy: ANSHIKA JAIN | 01 Sep 2020 7:28am IST


  • The human body has an in-built biological clock that is genetically driven
  • Numerous people aren’t morning people yet have had remarkable success
  • Understanding our metabolism and its impact on our day-to-day lives is important

There are numerous people who claim themselves as not being morning persons including Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg but have still managed to take the world by storm with their remarkable success.

A lot of us have grown up listening to the famous quote “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise”. Waking up early has numerous benefits. The big question revolves around the fact that whether the quote stands true for everyone or are there genetically different individuals.

Medical science claims that the human body has an in-built biological clock that is genetically driven. Based on this clock or the circadian rhythm, people show different metabolic time (some in the morning while some in the evening). Studies show that 39 percent of the world population is designed to be active in the morning, but still, people have been following the conventional time that affects various aspects of productivity. Adjustment of lifestyle with the genetic biological clock helps in the enhancement of lifestyle as well as health objectives.

With the help of the following, we can understand metabolism and how it impacts our day-to-day lives:


The pandemic has helped many of us getting into a fitness routine and being fit has become more important than ever. The time that we choose to work out plays an important role in not only achieving the desired results but also in understanding the required intensity of the exercises.

Eating patterns

One of the parameters of leading a healthy life is not merely what we eat but also when we eat. All of us consume carbohydrates in some form or the other in our daily diet. Active metabolism in the required proportions is needed by our body to process these carbohydrates. In the absence of this, the carbohydrates would be stored as fats in the body and would lead to weight gain.

Professional tasks

There are numerous activities that require higher levels of concentration or focus to deliver perfection. These tasks should necessarily be planned based on one’s productivity time (be it morning or evening). In certain cases, in order to make the most productive hours, the work shift can also be chosen based on one’s genetic clock.

Study time-table

There are two categories of students. In the first category are the students who get up early in the morning and study. Whereas, in the second category are the students who stay awake till late at night and study. Choosing the time to study is subject to numerous external factors. If the same is however internally driven, based on the body type, the results would automatically speak for themselves.

Metabolism is therefore a term that is used to describe the chemical reactions involved in maintaining the living state of the cells and the organism. Metabolism is related to nutrients and the availability of nutrients in the body. Metabolism cannot be at its peak at the same time for all individuals. Therefore, one needs to understand the right time as per one’s body type to better plan the day for efficient results. Understanding the ‘clock gene’ would be very helpful in that.

This article does not intend to hurt the sentiments of any individual, community, sect, or religion, etcetera. This article is based purely on the author’s personal opinion and views in the exercise of the Fundamental Rights guaranteed under Article 19(1)(A) and other related laws being enforced in India for the time being.

Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 02 Sep 2020 10:18am IST

Tags : #RisingEarly #BiologicalClock #Metabolism

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