I’m not sure I’ll ever get used to how much space we have in our brains. The brain weighs in at around ten pounds, the amount of brain cells in the average person’s brain. That’s just how much processing power we have. So the size of our brain depends on just how much of it you have. We have so much of it that it seems as if we have a separate self.
This “separate self” idea is something that psychologists have been theorizing about for ages, but the idea of a separate mind still seems like science fiction to me. So it may be a thing in your brain, but what is it? I’m kind of waiting for a scientist to come out with a definitive answer, because I’m not sure I have the patience.
It’s definitely not an isolated “thing”. Our brain is made up of billions of cells that have to fit together in a certain space. The size of a cell is proportional to the amount of electrical charge that the cell is capable of, and the more electrical charge, the larger the cell. And so when you’re not getting enough of your brain’s power, you’re going to have a problem.
Im not sure how much we need to be excited about this new research, but there is a lot of it out there. For example, the amount of cells in your brain is proportional to your heart rate. And if your heart rate is out of range, then your brain is going to try to compensate. Your brain will send more of it’s electrical charge to your heart rate which will make your heart rate even out of range.
So when you’re having an epileptic seizure, you could end up with a heart attack because your brain is sending its electrical charge to the wrong place. This is a serious condition that happens to many epileptic patients, as well as those with Alzheimer’s. But if you have a brain injury, like a concussion or a brain tumor, then your brain sends a lot of its energy to your heart which can damage it.
The more power your heart has, the more it can pump blood through your body. Which means lower heart rates, which means less physical stress on your body. This is why people with heart conditions are prone to arrhythmias. Arrhythmias are abnormal rhythms in the heart, and if your heart beats too fast, your heart can stop altogether.
Heart attacks are what cause most cardiac deaths, so this is a good thing. But if you have a brain injury, like a concussion or a brain tumor, the brain sends a lot of its energy to your heart which can damage it. This is why people with brain injuries are prone to arrhythmias. Arrhythmias are abnormal rhythms in the heart, and if your heart beats too fast, your heart can stop altogether.
The thing about heart attacks, is that, in most cases, it’s because of one of two things: one, you’ve run out of oxygen or your body has stopped supplying it. But there are other reasons as well, such as lack of physical exercise and so on. And since we’re all very good at avoiding heart attacks, it’s no surprise that our lives are full of them.
For most of us, the problem is that, like many of our lives, we have to get back on our own healthy, cardio-friendly path. I want to share with you a little trick that I use regularly to keep my heart healthy and arrhythmias at bay.
Breathe! The breath is one of the most important parts of this whole body system. When you inhale, the oxygen goes to your brain and the right side of your body. When you exhale, the oxygen goes to your lungs and the left side of your body. This is called balanced breathing, and the more you do it, the better it feels.