Component One - The Human Body and Movement in Physical Activity and Sport
Component Two - Socio-Cultural Influences and Well Being

Temperature Regulation & Vascular Shunting

Temperature Regulation

Vascular Shunting
Vascular shunting refers to the process that increases blood flow to active areas during exercise, by diverting blood away from inactive areas.

Blood Pressure

Key Terms
Quick-Fire Questions

1. What happens to systolic blood pressure during exercise?

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What happens to the blood vessels to help a performer cool down during exercise?

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3. The redistribution of blood flow during exercise allows oxygenated blood to get to active areas of the body. The redistribution of blood flow is also known as what?

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What is 'the amount of blood that is ejected from the heart each beat'?

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What causes heart rate to rise just before exercise begins?

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