Dare to Be 100: Sauna, an Extended Hypothesis

April 15, 2015 6:29 PM

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As a lifelong endurance runner, a marathon a year for 43 consecutive years (Boston 2013), I am eager to know the deep science behind the universal value that physical exercise is good, its lack bad, for everything. The heart and arteries, the lipids and the sugars, the bones and the muscles, the brain and nerves all obey the cosmic dictum " use it or lose it." I have described the adverse effects that inactivity applies to every corner of the body as "The Disuse Syndrome."(1)

Since the effect is so widespread its causative mechanism cannot be confined to just a single point, the whole body system must be involved. Not just one organ or just one gene but all. To a great extent all of our structure and function are similar. We are all made of the same kind of flesh and pla...

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