562 What’s the best work schedule for your age?

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Scientists have long known that you have an internal biological clock that regulates various physical, mental and behavioral changes your body experiences over a 24-hour cycle, called circadian rhythms. Those circadian rhythms can slowly change as you age.

So you tend to require different work schedules and work hours throughout your lifetime. From your adolescence to post-40, here are the schedules that research suggests may be the best for your age
1. Teens and young adults: Later may be better
2. Mid-20s and 30s: Shifting away from shift work
3. 40 and older: The 25-hour work week

I – Word Understanding
Circadian rhythms – a cycle that tells our bodies when to sleep, rise, eat–regulating many functions and activities of our bodies.

II – Have Your Say
Your work schedule can influence your health, studies suggest. Let’s discuss the schedules that may be best for each group as suggested by this research:
1. Teens and young adults: Later may be better
“Adolescents start to release melatonin later in the day than adults.
They release around 10 o’clock at night, naturally, which means they
then get sleepy later, and because they go to bed later, they wake up later,” So then, what would be the ideal work or school schedule for adolescents?
2. Mid-20s and 30s: Shifting away from shift work
Whether you’re more of a morning or evening person, many studiesconsistently
show that irregular or overnight shift work can have a negative impact on your health.
3. 40 and older: The 25-hour work week
Working more or less than about 25 hours each week could have negative impacts on cognitive functioning, said Shinya Kajitani, associate professor at Meisei University in Japan and a co-author of the Paper.”Work can stimulate brain activity, but longer working hours are more likely to cause physicaland/or mental stress,”

562 What’s the best work schedule for your age?

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