Very interesting article on SPARK today--about people with type O blood type having a lower risk for heart attack.
Well, I am one of the lucky ones I guess, type O is my blood type, so that is good news for me--
I have always been lucky--even a small effort at exercise has always resulted in noticeable results
I remember between a couple of my kids, we had a downtown YWCA and I signed up for a fitness class three days a week, on my lunch hour. Funny thing, after about Week 3, the instuctor looked at me and said--you have lost weight. Well, I didn't really think so, but must have toned up a bunch, because my clothes were getting looser. And I felt better, too!
Sadly the YWCA has closed and merged with the YMCA, and has moved to the town across the river--very nice, I hear--but I have not gone over to see it. I have a different job with a different company, and no longer get a lunch hour to exercise.
Too bad I did not keep it up, I am my own worst enemy and have not been good to the great body I am so lucky to have. Sure, I packed on an extra 30 pounds since those days due to a low thyroid, now treated with medication, and have high blood pressure, and orthotics for my feet.
Well, shucks, I am in my 60's and still kicking. . . . and I do not have cancer or any major medical issues that I know of.
So, I would like to at least get the darn extra 30 pounds off--I have a normal temperature of 96.8 degrees, so the flab does not want to get off as efficiently as before, sad to say. However, the heart will love it--type O blood notwithstanding.