Hyped on the Hypothalamus

by: Sarah Kolvas

IDEA Body Lab

This tiny hormonal powerhouse packs a big punch.

The hypothalamus occupies little real estate in the brain, but it houses nuclei critical to many of the body’s regulatory functions. Situated just beneath the thalamus, it keeps the body in homeostasis by controlling the sleep-wake cycle, body temperature, hunger and thirst, sex drive, fluid balance, emotions, blood pressure, and heart rate (Johnson 2018).

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Fitness Journal, Volume 16, Issue 4

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Sarah Kolvas

Sarah Kolvas IDEA Author/Presenter