Why Faster Travel Can Wreak Havoc on Our Bodies


As as we enter a world of flying cars, Hyperloop systems and faster airplanes, what does it mean for our body’s natural rhythms? Dr. Ronald Evans, a researcher at the Salk Institute says that flying fast between different time zones is disorienting because it exceeds the evolution of our internal clocks and we weren’t really designed to move through time zones at that rate. The resulting disorientation or jet lag can undermine our overall health. But a cure for jet lag might be closer than you think.