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Physiology, Exercise

Compared to our resting state, exercise poses a substantial increase in demand to the body. At rest, our nervous system maintains a parasympathetic tone which affects respiratory rate, cardiac output, and various metabolic processes. Exercise stimulates the sympathetic nervous system and will induce an integrated response from the body; This response works to maintain an appropriate level of homeostasis for the increased demand in physical, metabolic, respiratory, and cardiovascular efforts.

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