Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Brain Drain

Why do people continue running in a marathon when they ought to stop?  Why run marathons at all? It begins with the brain.  The brain is 80% water and receives 15%-20% blood circulation. That takes water to circulate.  When running, the running muscles cry out for water.  Where do they get it?  From the brain.  The result is that the muscles can run a bit longer, but because the brain has given up its water, and blood circulation, the brain is drained and cannot tell the running muscles to stop.  Long before the marathoner hits the 23 mile wall (a marathon is 26.2 miles) he/she should have stopped.  The last three miles are very slow and painful.  This brain drain works in many other areas.  You don't drink enough water, and so the brain is consistently deprived especially if you are "busy" with office work, errands, cleaning and running about.  What happens? You do stupid things and ask yourself, "Why did I do that? What was I thinking?"  You were thinking nothing and working much.  The smartest person in our office is Kirsten Wood.  Why?  Are we all dummies? No, but Kirsten drinks a sufficient amount of water, while we drink coffee or nothing and dehydrate.  Except for Kirsten, our office has various stages of brain dead times.  Drink more water. Become smart.

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