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Body clock has 'huge impact' on sporting performance

Our internal body clock has such a dramatic impact on sporting ability that it could alter the chances of Olympic gold, say researchers.

The team at the University of Birmingham showed performance times varied by 26% throughout the day.

Early risers reached their athletic peak around lunchtime, while night owls were best in the evening.

Tim Muffett reports.

  • 30 Jan 2015
  • From the section Health
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