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I am going to discuss what happens to the body relating to homeostasis when exercising.

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´╗┐Homeostasis M2 It is normal for a person to sweat at the gym or if a person has been running. But why does this happen? In this essay I am going to discuss what happens to the body relating to homeostasis when exercising. Every time the human body feels changes externally due to the changing environment, the inside of the body needs to adjust as well to this in turn to hold its average state. This process of inner balance is called homeostasis. Regardless of the changes in the environment homeostasis is where the inside of the body is kept at a balance. The body can adjust to many conditions, for example, the usual human body temperature is around 37 degrees and when the outside environment changes, the body can remain this temperature through homeostasis. This shows the body capability to control temperature, in addition to this, there are several ways the body keeps it self at a balance, and one way is through exercise. ...read more.


To keep homeostasis, the sweating process is triggered easing the heat out of the body. Homeostasis inside an individual?s body is balanced by negative feedback loops, a bit like a thermostat in the home. There is a defiant to change .In negative feedback loops, the change instructs a reaction that leads the structure or organ back to the average level. Negative feedback loops consist of a receptor, control centre and effecter. Receptors can be found in the blood vessels in the body. These control the PH levels and assess the struggle of the flowing blood come through the vessel walls. When a person exercises there blood pressure goes up, this change is then sensed by the receptors in the blood. A message is then sent to the control centre. (Which is the brain in this situation) then a signal is sent to the effectors to put right the imbalance returning the body to its normal state. ...read more.


When exercise is stopped, the cells will go back to needing normal amounts of energy, which means less carbon dioxide will be produced, and the breathing rate will resume to normal. Homeostasis may not work the same if a person has an illness or injury. Illnesses such as diabetes can affect the body immensely in sustaining homeostasis. This assignment shows that when a person exercises homeostasis is challenged and adjustments happen in the body to cope with these changes. The nervous system receives and sends signs about hydration, blood pressure, temperature and other causes. Chemical signals are transported by the endocrine system to regulate body functions. Homeostatic mechanisms react to exercise from changes in respiration, heart rate, carbon dioxide allowance, blood pressure, pulse rate, temperature and the consumption of oxygen. Through feedback mechanisms, a healthy internal environment can be sustained and can go back to normal promptly when exercise is over. ...read more.

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