Determination of biological rhythm of human body

Determination of biological rhythm of human body
In this decade, the average life expectancy of the current generation is falling down as a result of less consciousness about the health. This is mainly caused by losing the life rhythmic pattern that in turn develops poor balance in the physiological set up of the body. The life rhythmic pattern is typically said to be a circadian cycle and is also called as biological rhythm in the physiological process of living beings including plants, animals, fungi, etc. Majorly, the biological rhythms are guided by the food habits of human life style. Food is a substance that provides nutrition support to the body; it not only nourishes the body but is also responsible for the proper functioning of the biological clock (circadian clock). These rhythm periods of about approximately 24 h are associated with periodic changes in the human body, especially the hormone control, sleep-wake, glucose uptake, core body temperature, neurotransmitter function, heart rate and hormones. Moreover, these parameters often affect the individual's performance which even reduces the nutritional balance that may lead to metabolic distress ailments, such as diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure. The circadian rhythm may also affect the factor of food that we eat; insulin which is produced by pancreas plays a vital role in this process. Insulin is a hormone which is responsible for many physiological processes and most importantly to regulate the blood glucose level. The food that we consume triggers the production of insulin, which in turn interacts with our biological clock. Hence, the consequence of this process is important to regulate by avoiding delay in eating and the food that we eat. This helps in regulating our internal body clock and in improving our level of efficiency.
How to cite this article:
Poorani Venkatachalapathy. Determination of biological rhythm of human body. BioLim O-Media. 07 February, 2015. 3(2).
Available from: http://archive.biolim.org/omedia/read/BOMA0072.