Homeostasis and balance in senium


  • Milada Krejčí College of Physical Education and Sport PALESTRA
  • Dobroslava Jandová College of Physical Education and Sport PALESTRA




Homeodynamics; Elderly; Circadian rhythms; Balance changes; Health.


The body's homeostasis ensures the individual's survival in a constantly changing environment, such as changes and fluctuations of temperature, humidity, pressure, etc. The central nervous system and cardiovascular system play a priority in maintaining homeostasis. State of balance is closely related to the theory of homeostasis and homedynamics, where the term homeostasis is characterized as the tendency of the organism to a relatively stable balance between interdependent elements maintained by physiological processes. The study is aimed on content and descriptive analysis of the context of homeostasis, homeodynamics and bio-psycho-social balance in aging in frame of the GAČR project ID 17-25710S “Basic research of balance changes in seniors”. Methods of content and descriptive analysis were used as a base.  There is experimental evidence that various forms of stress, especially when severe or recurrent, can induce corresponding structural and neurochemical or neurophysiological changes in the neural and glial networks. It can be assumed that many of these stress-induced structural and functional changes in the CNS may cause the development of some neuropsychiatric disorders typical of old age. According to yoga practice, it is known that many of these changes are reversible with sufficient recovery time.


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How to Cite

Krejčí, M., & Jandová, D. (2020). Homeostasis and balance in senium. Acta Salus Vitae, 8(2), 14–27. https://doi.org/10.58743/asv2020vol8no2.240