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Table: Tracking The Body's Cycles


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TABLE: Tracking the Body's Cycles

1:00 A.M. Pregnant women are most likely to go into labor.

Lymphocytes (white blood cells) are at their peak.

2:00 A.M. Growth hormone levels are highest.

4:00 A.M. Asthma attacks are most likely.

6:00 A.M. Onset of menstruation is most likely.

Plasma insulin is lowest.

Blood pressure and heart rate begin to rise rapidly.

7:00 A.M. Symptoms of allergic rhinitis (hay fever) are worst.

8:00 A.M. Calories are burned most readily.

Risk for heart attack and stroke is highest.

Symptoms for rheumatoid arthritis are worst.

10:00 A.M. Gastrointestinal bleeding is most likely from ulcers.

NOON Level of hemoglobin in blood peaks.

1:00 P.M. Serum cholesterol peaks.

3:00 P.M. Grip strength, respiratory rate, and reflex

sensitivity highest; a good time for athletics.

4:00 P.M. Body temperature, pulse, and blood pressure peak.

6:00 P.M. Urinary flow is highest.

9:00 P.M. Pain threshold is lowest.

11:00 P.M. Skin is most reactive; allergic responses more likely.

DATA: BUSINESS WEEK


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