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Taking Back Control of Your Body with the Law of Homeostasis

by damien

In the world of sports and bodybuilding, injuries no longer worry the practitioners. They are an integral part of the environment and the profession. Whether it be superficial cuts or damage to muscle tissue, these types of accidents are so commonplace that health specialists are rarely called in.

Every sportsman knows that scars can heal completely without external intervention. During intense training, it is expected that the torn muscles will regenerate and strengthen over time. However, in many ways this is changing. Modern lifestyles encourage disruptions in our bodies, which hinder the body's natural ability to heal itself and perform.

A necessary balance in the body

Have you ever heard of homeostasis? The concept was first mentioned by the physician-physiologist Claude Bernard in 1866. He defined homeostasis as "the ability of any system to maintain its equilibrium in spite of external constraints".

According to him, any system left to its own devices in the absence of disturbances, spontaneously returns to a state of equilibrium through a series of regulatory processes.

Some parameters must remain constant. These are, for example, blood pressure, body temperature, blood pressure, respiration, etc. The body is constantly struggling to keep this balance.

The dangers of modern life

Nowadays, various manias are a source of imbalance in the body, these are the "disruptors", against which the body is constantly fighting. The individual's behaviour encourages their multiplication. The body is then faced with difficulties to stay healthy.

A lack of sporting activity

Currently, 60 to 85% of the world's population adopt a sedentary lifestyle. Lack of physical activity is a recurring problem that causes about two million deaths per year. Indeed, this sedentary lifestyle leads to a reduction in the body's ability to perform its role. This results in poor functioning and a weakened immune system.

Poor diet

Foods that are too fatty, too sweet or too salty, which have become more and more common in recent years, are real poisons. They overload the body, which prevents it from maintaining the balance normally established. The body finds it difficult to keep its systems stable, with an increase in cholesterol levels for example.

Lack of sleep

In a modern society that is constantly striving for performance, the workload increases and training at all levels is demanded to such an extent that rest is forgotten. However, it is important to know that the feeling of sleep is a tendency of the organism to return to a state of equilibrium. The necessary rhythm of this sleep is synchronised by a kind of clock in the brain. By depriving oneself of rest, one refuses to submit to the balance sought by the body.


Stress has been one of the diseases of the modern world since the 20  th.

century Many people are exposed to it repeatedly. This forces the body to adapt to changes in the environment. The body's response to stress results in psychological, physiological and biological changes.

Recovering the body's balance

In order to regain the balance of the organism, it is necessary to stop putting it in difficulty.

Practise regular physical activity

Everyone knows that there is nothing better than practising sports in order to stay in shape. It allows the body to maintain a low resting heart rate011, stabilise blood pressure, maintain good cholesterol balance and breathing, increase cardiac output, control weight, etc.

Eat a healthy and balanced diet

It is very important to eat a healthy and varied diet with as little processed food as possible. A healthy and balanced diet allows the body to function properly, as the body receives all the nutrients it needs, without disturbances from unwanted nutrients. The cells are then rebuilt with great ease, which strengthens the immune system. Some damage to the body is repaired automatically, without special intervention.

Do not forget to rest

You should take the time your body needs to rest. Taking the time to sleep well regenerates the body and strengthens the immune system. In addition, sleep reduces stress and anxiety. But don't overdo it!


Of course, there are various reasons to worry, but living in constant anxiety wears down the body. So it is important to remember to take the pressure off. The best way to do this is to take part in activities and hobbies that allow you to switch off. Meditation and yoga are highly recommended activities to reduce anxiety and stress.

In short, the body maintains the stability of various variables necessary for good health. But for this to happen, it is necessary to take care of it, and above all, to take control of it.

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