In a paper published in the journal Aging, Dr. Mikhail V. Blagosklonny, hypothesizes that stresses, such as weak oxidative stress, heat shock, hypoxia, and calorie restriction, could actually stimulate maintenance and repair pathways.  Activation of these pathways could lead to adaptation of the cells and their ability tolerate the stronger stresses that occur later in life.

Read more about Dr. Blagosklonny’s hypothesis on extending healthy life here.