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- Healthy aging
- Health and physical activity
- The disciplines for weight loss
Cellular aging, and ultimately the aging of our whole organism, is a process that follows its natural rhythm, towards which it makes no sense to dream of miraculous remedies or "filters of youth". Moving from adulthood to maturity and, finally, to a serene and pleasant old age in full health is, on the other hand, a goal within everyone's reach, even if it requires some effort.
From 18 years onwards multiple alterations (from the shortening of chromosomal telomeres to the stiffening of cell membranes, from the presence of free radicals to the reduction of muscle masses) of the human organism involve the manifestation of small signs of aging: those who have estimated the value cumulative of these alterations quantified the "decline" in an approximate 1% per year, which means, for example, that a 48-year-old healthy individual has a naturally slowed metabolism of about 30% compared to his 18 years. In fact, at the end of the developmental age, the basal metabolic rate begins to decrease continuously: a first drop is felt already after the age of twenty, but it is from 30 to 35 years that the most significant decrease in calorie consumption occurs. Numerous factors, first of all sedentary lifestyle and poor nutrition, contribute to making people much older "biologically" than they are from the registry point of view, and this entails a greater frequency of diseases and inconveniences and, ultimately, a bad quality of life. To counteract this trend, it is therefore essential to improve one's lifestyle, so as to restore the efficiency of the metabolism vigorously.
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