It’s a known fact that regular exercise promotes good health. Now researchers are suggesting it is also useful to cope with jetlag in shift-based work. According to new research, doing some workout can shift the human body clock and assist you in adjusting to the shifted schedules.

The research, from the Arizona State University, indicates that exercise can alter the human body clock with the direction and amount of this effect, based on the time of day or night in which people exercise.

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Says lead author Shawn Youngstedt, from the varsity: ‘This is the first study to compare exercise’s effects on the body clock, and could open up the possibility of using exercise to help counter the negative effects of jet lag and shift work.’