Gravity and aging
Unseen but always around, a force that makes everyone aging without being aware of it. It is impossible to escape of it. The force that keeps the human being down on earth and gives the “hated” weight gain, makes people exercise and most of all it makes forces the body to grow and shrink again. Gravity is all around, always. The law of Newton explains these powers in the following equation:
Mathematically, this translates into the force equation:
FG = Gm1m2/r2
In this equation, the quantities are defined as:
Interpreting the Equation
This equation gives the magnitude of the force, which is an attractive force and therefore always directed toward the other particle. As per Newton’s Third Law of Motion, this force is always equal and opposite. Newton’s Three Laws of Motion give the tools to interpret the motion caused by the force and we see that the particle with less mass (which may or may not be the smaller particle, depending upon their densities) accelerate more than the other particle. This is why light objects fall to the Earth considerably faster than the Earth falls toward them. Still, the force acting on the light object and the Earth is of identical magnitude, even though it doesn’t look that way.
Newton’s law of gravitation resembles Coulomb’s law of electrical forces, which is used to calculate the magnitude of the electrical force arising between two charged bodies. Both are inverse-square laws, where force is inversely proportional to the square of the distance between the bodies. Coulomb’s law has the product of two charges in place of the product of the masses, and the electrostatic constant in place of the gravitational constant.
When someone sits in a chair, the body exerts a downward force on the chair and the chair exerts an upward force on the body. There are two forces resulting from this interaction – a force on the chair and a force on the body. These two forces are called action and reaction forces and are the subject of Newton’s third law of motion. Formally stated, Newton’s third law is:
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
The statement means that in every interaction, there is a pair of forces acting on the two interacting objects. The size of the forces on the first object equals the size of the force on the second object. The direction of the force on the first object is opposite to the direction of the force on the second object. Forces always come in pairs – equal and opposite action-reaction force pairs.
His third law states that for every action (force) in nature there is an equal and opposite reaction. In other words, if object A exerts a force on object B, then object B also exerts an equal and opposite force on object A. Notice that the forces are exerted on different objects.
Newton’s 3rd law of motion tells us four characteristics of forces.
These, and many others, laws refer to the interaction between the human body and other objects and also the gravity of mother earth. What is the direct relationship between gravity and aging?
The most noticeable effect of gravity on the body is the compression of the spine. The spine consists of vertebrae and sponge-like discs. The downward force of gravity causes the discs to lose moisture throughout the day, resulting in a daily height loss! The moisture returns to the disc overnight, but not 100%. Over a lifetime, a person can permanently lose between 15 – 60 cm in height!
The organs are compressed while standing and walking by the forces of gravity. The waist measurement increases (without actual weight gain) and it is possible to measure this in the morning and in the evening. This affects the ability to move and bend, which can seriously hinder the ability to perform simple daily activities.
Over time, organs begin to prolapse, or fall, from their original place in the body. Due to this displacement organ function becomes less efficient. It’s not uncommon for people to experience bladder, kidney and digestive problems due to prolapsed organs. Yoga practitioners have performed headstands to ensure proper organ placement. Classical therapies did “understand” the problem of gravity and try to deal with it by using counter force exercises.
Due to the disc pressure and the diminishing of the vertebrate joints become pressurized. Ligaments slowly turn stiff and muscles become weaker. Each muscle has a 24-hour work-out even when we are not aware of it.
Over time, gravity takes a toll on the circulatory system, which may cause varicose veins, decreased scalp circulation and swollen limbs. Poor circulation to the eyes, ears, skin, scalp, and brain is one reason why most valuable organs deteriorate over a lifetime. The heart can only pump as hard as it is empowered to do so. When losing strength the returning power of blood in the veins of the extremities (arms and legs) also is losing pressure. Limitation of pressure lowers returns and make blood stuck in micro veins (blood cluttering). This is the most visible effect of gravity on the body.
If gravity is not pulling the body this happens: astronauts grow over 6 cm while in space! During weeks in orbit, astronauts’ discs continue to absorb moisture from the bloodstream. With no gravitational pull to squeeze moisture out, the discs remain plump, making their spines longer and themselves taller. In fact, space suits are designed to accommodate the extra centimeters spinal stretch.
Is it possible to influence gravity? Yes, it is possible, even minimal but there are some ways to relieve the problems that gravity is causing. The following are such possibilities.
Sea creatures are among the longest living beings on earth:
Top 8 list of longest living sea creatures.
Galapagos Tortoise – 177 years.
Red Sea Urchin – 200 years.
Rougheye Rockfish – 205 years.
Bowhead Whale – 211 years.
Koi fish – 226 years.
Ocean Quahog – 400 years.
Antarctic Sponge – 1,550 years.
Turritopsis Nutricula Jellyfish – immortal.
One of the main reasons is the minimal gravity and no continue air pressure. Due to the different powers of the sea life can be prolonged.