Metabolism and Obesity

Source: By FatM1ke - Central_Obesity_011.jpgCentral_Obesity_008.jpg, Public Domain, OpenStax Anatomy and Physiology Obesity in the United States is epidemic. The rate of obesity has been steadily rising since the 1980s. In the 1990s, most states reported that less than 10 percent of their populations was obese, and the state with the highest rate reported that … Continue reading Metabolism and Obesity

Mechanisms of Heat Exchange

Source: Vovchyn Taras/Getty Images OpenStax Anatomy and Physiology When the environment is not thermoneutral, the body uses four mechanisms of heat exchange to maintain homeostasis: conduction, convection, radiation, and evaporation. Each of these mechanisms relies on the property of heat to flow from a higher concentration to a lower concentration; therefore, each of the mechanisms … Continue reading Mechanisms of Heat Exchange

Energy and Heat Balance

Source: OpenStax Anatomy and Physiology OpenStax Anatomy and Physiology The body tightly regulates the body temperature through a process called thermoregulation, in which the body can maintain its temperature within certain boundaries, even when the surrounding temperature is very different. The core temperature of the body remains steady at around 36.5–37.5 °C (or 97.7–99.5 °F). … Continue reading Energy and Heat Balance

Image Gallery: Dripping Springs Natural Area, Organ Mountains, New Mexico

By: Bureau of Land Management Overlooking Las Cruces from the east are the Organ Mountains, a haven for hikers and adventure seekers alike. The Organs, which rise to over 9,000 feet in elevation, are so named because of the steep, needle-like spires that resemble the pipes of an organ. This picturesque area of rocky peaks, … Continue reading Image Gallery: Dripping Springs Natural Area, Organ Mountains, New Mexico