Seriously, health tips from Walt Whitman himself.
I think about health a lot, because I’m overweight. My cardiologist would like me to lose at least 20 pounds, preferably more. He just doesn’t quite buy that my wife, being a good Southern woman, expresses her love for me through food. And, she really loves me. Seriously.
I also tend to be a traditionalist, though, so when I saw that old Walt Whitman had written a 13-installment series of articles giving men of his day health advice, well, you can imagine how I became quite interested. Maybe, finally, I’d have someone who was on my side for why I didn’t have time to lose the weight! And why bacon can be served at every meal!
Sadly, it was not so. Mr. Leaves of Grass himself said just what my cardiologist did; get up and walk. Yeah. And, he suggests walking outside, in the fresh air, and everything.
I feel betrayed.
You can read all his advice, which, I might add, is perfectly good for women for the most part, too, if you just follow this link over to the University of Iowa archives. It’s actually a pretty good series of articles and, while he doesn’t say much about bacon, he does suggest that there’s nothing wrong with eating beef. So I have that much.
Anyway, it’s Friday and you might as well read what else he has to say.
Enjoy your weekend!