Redox homeostasis and physical activity


Physical activity/exercise is a non-pharmacological treatment with a sanogenetic, antiaging and therapeutic role, depending on exercise intensity, duration, frequency and type.

Physical activity/exercise determines biochemical changes in the redox homeostasis of the O/AO balance: either generation of OS in acute exhausting exercise, high intensity and endurance exercise, and overtraining syndrome, or decreased OS and AOC generation in appropriate exercise during moderate training.

Controlling the oxidant/antioxidant balance during physical exercise through proper training and nutritional and non-nutritional supplementation of antioxidants can help reduce oxidative stress and increase performance.


Key words: oxynitrosative stress, redox homeostasis, physical activity.



Redox homeostasis and physical activity