Capillaries

What happens to capillaries when the body is at rest?

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2010-11-24 01:37:44

Capillaries supply blood to your tissues. When the body is at

rest, less energy is being used so the capillaries are not as

engorged in comparison to exercise.

When one rests on harder surfaces, more pressure points occur

that can close off capillaries and decrease blood flow. This can be

amended with cushioning, or balanced by changing body position

intermittently to allow easier circulation to these areas.


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