Thursday, March 23, 2006
my shrinky dinky heart
what does weightlessness do to a person's heart?
in an attempt to find out scientists conducted a study, keeping test subjects in bed for 18 days. a person's heart doesn't have to work as hard when the body is lying down, and after this short amount of time it was found that the heart shriveled and lost mass.
so what about us!???
what about writers who sit all day long year after year? i often write in bed because during the winter it's sometimes too cold to sit with my feet on the floor. i thought it was a good thing to keep my feet elevated, but now i find i've been shriveling my heart.