CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS

Timing tweaks exercise

Exercise is the elixir of health. However, timing can boost or blunt exercise performance and health benefits. Two complementary studies used transcriptomic and metabolomic tools to dissect how time of day affects the impact of exercise. The findings open new avenues for optimizing timing of physical activity to boost its benefits further.

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Research in the Panda Lab is supported by the NIH (DK115214 and EY 016807), the Department of Homeland Security (EMW-2016-FP-00788) and the Department of Defense (W81XWH1810645). A.C. is supported by the American Heart Association (18CDA34110292).

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Chaix, A., Panda, S. Timing tweaks exercise. Nat Rev Endocrinol 15, 440–441 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41574-019-0229-z

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