Intro - Exercise

The body is capable of exerting itself at a high level for many hours at a time (consider ultra-marathoners and Tour de France riders) and of exerting itself for short periods at extreme levels (consider sprinters and power lifters). This large demand on the body stimulates responses in all of its organ systems. In this case study, you can observe many of these physiological responses to exercise. Each of the following modules focuses on a different organ system or general physiological process.

The subject is a healthy 37 year-old male weighing 165 pounds. To begin, select the desired simulation time and then press GO. In the default setting, the subject is at rest. To have the subject begin exercising, set the exercise bike power to the desired setting, set the level of the subject's motivation to exercise, select a simulation time, and then press GO again.