A Rigid Routine Is Key to a Healthy Life

Experts say that to stay well, we need more ‘zeitgebers’ — things like light exposure, exercise, and mealtimes

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“Our bodies naturally want to create rhythms for everything from hormone release to digestion, cognitive functioning, and athletic ability, body temperature, and alertness.”

One clue your zeitgeber hygiene is out of whack: You feel kinda crappy.

Jessica Migala is a freelance writer focusing on health, fitness, and nutrition. She lives in the Chicago ‘burbs with her two young sons, dog, and husband.

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