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To this day, even though we live in a world of high-tech biomedical advances,
aging and death still make the bread and butter of alchemists and quacks. And yet, in the last thirty years, science has made considerable progress in understanding aging and what can be done to reverse its mechanisms. This genuine scientific revolution calls into question quite a bit of data which was thought to be definitively substantiated.
We know that the ‘robustness’ of our health is due to a constant balance between opposing but complimentary forces. This homeostasis is reflected in every aspect of our functions, even within our atoms, which constantly require opposing charges, in order not to become free radicals, which generate oxidative stress.
The hundreds of thousands of changes which take place each day demand that our body be perfectly organized in order to properly respond to these demands and immediately activate remedial processes which will lead to a nearly instantaneous return to equilibrium. These actions require the immediate assembly of specific proteins, controlled by genes which must be activated or deactivated as the case may be. This delicate balance between gene expression and repression manages our health’s operating capital and, in the end, determines our longevity.
According to the British journal The Lancet, lack of physical activity is responsible for one out of every ten deaths in the world, about as many as tobacco or obesity. In 2008 alone, physical inactivity would therefore be responsible for 5.3 million deaths ou...
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