Well, it’s 6:27 am and I just got home from the hospital. My step-father had a heart attack at 4 am, and he’s still there along with my mother.
He’s 60 years old, his dad died of a HA, takes baby asprin daily (no other meds), and walks daily. About 180 lbs, but skinny-fat. Goes to the gym 3x a week and does some stuff there (mostly machines). He was taking fish oil a few months ago for his joints, but stopped because he didn’t like taking “pills.”
He had a clot in his leg about 8 years ago also.
Anyway, I’m doing some research on what to do to help him recover and prevent a second one from happening. Most of the advice I’m finding is “low saturated fat and low cholesterol diet” type stuff. Does anyone have some info, either links, recommended books, or personal experiences on what to do in regards to dietary changes, workouts, supplementation?
Basically anything that would benefit him. He’s kind of a stubborn old bastard who has resisted most of my efforts to change his habits (eats bread, pasta, and beer for dinner, owch)so any studies or testimonials will be helpful.
So far here’s my initial list of changes for him.
1.) Back on fish oil
2.) Increase NEPA
3.) Work on lowering carbohydrates
4.) Free weights (doesn’t do leg work because “walking takes care of my legs.”)