Energy and Ageing

Find out the truth about your posture.
As people get older, all functions of the organism, including the metabolism slow down. Less energy is produced and available to protect the body against disease and repair damage and injury. As a result, the risk of disease increases. Also, less energy is available for proper exercise, be it physical work or sports activities, which in turn reduces energy production. When energy becomes fully dissipated the physical body dies.

Is the process of ageing a disease?
This question can be answered with a definite no. Ageing itself is no disease. It is a steadily increasing loss of ability to generate energy and to regenerate cells. From the age of 20 onwards, the genetic, environmental and lifestyle-induced risk factors start to add up. The result is a depletion of cellular energy. As energy depleted cells do not regenerate well, the energy supply to the various tissues, organs, systems of the organism is also compromised. The consequence is a generalized condition of disturbed organ function and loss of organ reserve. Finally, this results in poor vitality and function, and if not corrected in time organ lesions or cell death can occur.

This final stage is then diagnosed as a disease. Disease is the end result of depletion in the energy reserves of the functional systems of our organism.