Mitochondria use a substance called ATP to produce energy in the body in order for it to move. The more you move the harder mitochondria work to move your body and the more heat is produced. The heat stimulates temperature sensors throughout your body, and those receptors detect the excess heat being produced by your muscle cells, communicating that information to the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus regulates body temperature and sends out messages out to the sweat glands throughout your body activating sweat glands. The sweat cools the body in order to keep your overall body temperature at a normal level.
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