What is happening in the body?
The body in balance - homeostasis
Need to know
- For health the body needs to maintain stability and balance. This is called homeostasis.
- Blood sugar homeostasis is important for metabolic health.
The world around us is constantly changing. The inner-world of our body is also constantly changing as the organs, cells, and metabolism work to keep us alive. Whilst all this change is happening it is essential for our body to maintain stability and balance. This is called homeostasis.
Blood sugar homeostasis is a very important for metabolic health. Our survival depends on there being enough sugar in the blood to fuel the body, but not too much that would cause damage.