The Autonomous Nervous System (ANS) is comprised of the parasympathetic nervous system and the sympathetic nervous system.
The parasympathetic system activates regeneration, recuperation and the storing of energy. It is dominant while you rest and is therefore measured during the supine phase of the inCORPUS® checkup.
The sympathetic system activates energy expenditure and is responsible for depletion of energy stores. It is dominant during physical activities and is therefore measured during the standing phase of the inCORPUS® checkup.
By using the supine and standing positions, inCORPUS® analyses two distinct physiological states, the first dominated by the parasympathetic and the second by the sympathetic nervous systems. This allows us to have a complete view of the physiological state of an athlete, to detect any potential unbalances and to correct them before they lead to injury.
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