Tips to Reset Your Body’s Clock

Like most things in nature, our bodies operate on certain rhythms and cycles. Within you

there is an entire system designed to regulate your internal clock, which in turn controls

theses rhythms and cycles. This system is called the autonomic nervous system and

research shows that once this cycle is disrupted, disease often follows.


Within a 24 hour period, there are 12 hours where our body should be resting and repairing

(this is known as the parasympathetic cycle) and 12 hours where our body should be using

resources to get-things-done (this is known as the sympathetic cycle). In our busy world it is

easy for the body’s natural rhythms to get out of sync. Resetting your internal clock is an

essential part of any healing process.


Here are a few simple things you can do to help reset your body’s clock and really jumpstart

the healing process:


•             Sleep: get in bed between 9pm and 11pm each night— this is the starting point for

getting your body’s clock back on track

•             Food: eat regular meals each day- your body needs a balanced diet at regular


•             Water: sip water throughout the day— our autonomic nervous system chemicals

move through water in our body

•             Exercise: move your body— we need a balance of movement and rest

•             Sunshine: get daily sunshine— this allows chemicals in the autonomic nervous

system to be released


The human body is marvelous and complex, but caring for it really comes down to some

pretty basic steps applied on a daily basis. As the saying goes, “there is no substitute for

good health”!

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