Syncing Exercise with Meals and Circadian Clocks

Timothy D. Heden, Jill A. Kanaley

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Circadian rhythms, meals, and exercise modulate energy metabolism. This review explores the novel hypothesis that there is an optimal time of day to exercise to improve 24 h glycemia and lipemia in individuals with type 2 diabetes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-28
Number of pages7
JournalExercise and sport sciences reviews
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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Funding Information:
The authors were funded by the following grants while writing this article: NIH DK109556 (T.D.H.), DK110338 (T.D.H.), and DK101513 (J.A.K.).

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© Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.


  • exercise timing
  • glucose excursions
  • metabolism
  • postprandial
  • triglyceride
  • type 2 diabetes

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