The Secret Life of Melanie O.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Dan's Health Kick
One day, out of the blue, many men become health conscious. I think this happens between the ages of 40 and 50, when they become acutely aware of their mortality. I think that this realisation happens to women earlier. (Cue the jokes about a species that bleeds every month but doesn't die.) Many men take a bit longer to come to this realisation, but, when they do, they start taking more responsibility for their health and general fitness - and they rope you into taking more responsibility for them, as well. At least, my man does.

I don't know what prompted this - I think he must have heard an announcement on the radio one day - but Dan decided that he needed to take Omega-3 fish oil supplements. He talked about this for days: next time we went grocery shopping, he wanted Omega-3 fish oil. I said fine. After all, there's nothing wrong with wanting to look after your health.

Dan became a bit obsessed and insisted for the entire week that he should have Omega-3's in his diet, so at first opportunity, I gave in and bought both of us a large bottle of fish oil capsules. For myself, I read that they may help alleviate the inflammation associated with arthritis. For Dan, I hope they will help lower his blood pressure. So, I had no problem with spending $40 on fish oil. At least Dan was taking an interest in his general health and well-being.

Dan read the instructions on the bottle, and began dutifully taking his Omega-3's with every meal. In fact, he was so proud of this addition to his daily regimen, that he decided to point this out to me one evening, about a week after our purchase.

He then stopped, in the middle of his boast, and asked, with a puzzled look on his face:

"What are these good for, again?"
posted by Melanie O. at 1:57 PM -
  • At 12:13 AM, Blogger gardenbug said…

    They'r good for brain function, anti-inflmmation and skin health. Eat fish, too.

  • At 2:29 PM, Anonymous David said…

    Apparently not for the memory ;-)

  • At 12:14 AM, Blogger Anthony said…

    Well, congratulations to Dan for being conscious of his health, even if he isn't sure what he's doing.

  • At 4:46 PM, Blogger LivinginOz said…

    Well, they haven't boosted his memory, but I think he is starting to grow gills. ;)

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