Heart Attacks

I watched the Sanjay Gupta thing, “The Last Heart Attack.” I’ve decided against the coronary calcium scan, for now, but I’ve been furiously googling kale, collard greens and swiss chard. And, I’m leaving to go swimming in a few minutes.

I exercise every day, and swimming is something I do three times a week, but I’ve been thinking of upping that to four. Bill Clinton runs every day, and I think he said he runs for three miles. Swimming just feels so good. I tried to go swimming yesterday, for instance, and I couldn’t. They changed the schedule around and it was “kids only” when I showed up. So I did the treadmill instead.

Here’s the thing, when I go swimming, and if I don’t over-do it, afterwards when I’m walking home I feel blissful and full of energy. After the treadmill I did not feel at all blissful, and it made me feel worn-out.

Oops, gotta run. Here is Vulture Cat. He sat there for about five minutes, staring at the spot he was about to curl up in.

Buddy Contemplating the Spot he Plans to Occupy

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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2 thoughts on “Heart Attacks

  1. I didn’t see the Gupta thing, but have been living on soup with collards or kale of late. I steam a big pot of chopped up greens and keep it in the fridge. Then to make the fastest easiest soup ever, I make a packet of Ramen noodles (with or without the salty flavour packet) and add a big blob of the pre-cooked greens on top. Sometimes instead of greens I add chopped bok choy (which is also supposed to be really healthy) and maybe some shredded carrot right at the end. So yummy! So easy 🙂

  2. Oh, I’m going to try collards with ramen noodles. I just steamed some and had it with rice and it was okay, but kinda bland. I’m not much of a cook.

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