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  • Published: 24 March 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241994450
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $26.00

Life Time

The New Science of the Body Clock, and How It Can Revolutionize Your Health

  • Russell Foster



A guide to using the science of the body clock to create the optimum personal routine, and sleep better, work better and feel better.

Every second of the day, tiny biological clocks are ticking throughout your body, from the neural pathways of your brain to your very cells. But modern life is disrupting this ancient and delicate mechanism in ways we are only just beginning to understand. Artificial light, jet lag, night shifts, air pollution, and out-of-sync work and meal routines are conspiring to push us out of joint. This is not only exacerbating mental health issues such as depression and fatigue, but also increasing the risk of obesity, heart disease, dementia and even cancer.

In Life Time, Professor Russell Foster, a world-leading expert on circadian neuroscience, takes us on a fascinating journey through our days and nights. Using surprising examples and cutting-edge science, he busts long-standing myths about the best daily routine: from how to use light for a better night's sleep to using meal times to supercharge your metabolism, from the optimal time to have sex for conception to the extraordinary effects the time we take medication can have on our risk of life-threatening conditions such as strokes.

In the 21st Century, we have thrown away an essential part of our biology. But using science, we can get back into the rhythm, and live healthier, sharper lives.

  • Published: 24 March 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241994450
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $26.00

Praise for Life Time

'A superlative guide to some of the most intriguing questions of human existence'

Bill Bryson, author of The Body: A Guide for Occupants

'Strongly recommended. You will sleep more deeply, be awake more fully, and live much more harmoniously with Russell Foster's help'

Anthony Seldon, author of The Impossible Office?: The History of the British Prime Minister

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