SCIENCE / BIOLOGY

Here Is Everything Your Body Gets up to in a Single Day

Learn about how sleep affects your mood and how smell is more powerful than taste in this great video form ASAP science.


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The human body is undeniably amazing. But if you need more proof, then check out this great video from ASAPscience that shows exactly what is going on inside your body in a single day.

Did you know that lethargic feeling you get when you first wake up is actually something called ‘sleep inertia’? And while it should wear off after ten minutes it can actually last a few hours. This video sheds light on all sorts of interesting facts about the body that truly affect how your day will be. Like the fact your brain is most likely to be its sharpest 2.5 - 4 hours after waking. So it is best to put your most complex tasks for the day into this part. Or if you are a gym junkie or just trying to stay in shape, ditch the morning class for an afternoon class. As studies have shown you may be able to gain 20% more muscle strength by working out in the afternoon. A fact backed up by the statistic that more sport based world records are set between 3 pm and 8 pm than at any other time.

Not surprisingly the video also goes into some great detail about the importance of sleep and being in bed long enough to experience the appropriate number of sleep cycles. Sometimes it may not feel like you get much done in a day but when you think about how much work your body is doing just to keep you alive and breathing. You deserve a pat on the back no matter what your to-do list looks like.

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