He may look pretty haggard as compared to his appearance while on the initial presidential campaign trail, but according a recent physical exam, “The president is in excellent health and ‘fit for duty’.” His physician, Dr. Jeffrey Kuhlman also concluded that “The president is current on all age-appropriate screening tests.”
Another positive piece of news to emerge from the report is that Obama is finally “tobacco free” – a bit of inspiration for those of us out there still hung up on the carcinogenic habit. Not an easy feat, especially for an individual whose addiction began in his youth, Obama admitted in June 2009 that he was “95 per cent cured” of the habit, but “there are times when I mess up.” His doctors recommended he quit after his previous physical in February 2010 when Mr. Obama admitted he hadn’t yet relinquished the habit.
President Obama has been declared smoke-free for an undisclosed amount of days and “on occasion drinks alcohol in moderation.” In addition, he’s reported to have good eating habits and a healthy weight. Despite his hectic schedule, the POTUS exercises almost daily, including lifting weights, jogging on a treadmill and occasional golf and b-ball.
Generally speaking the 50-year-old President appears to have improved his overall heath since his prior exam. At 6 ft 1in and 181 lbs, he gained a whole pound since his last visit, and lowered his cholesterol too. The check up found Obama’s lungs to be clear, his heart rate normal and his colon cancer test negative. Although it’s unclear as to whether Dr. Kuhlman was referring 1 or 2 terms in office, the physician stated that all clinical data indicates that the president’s ‘excellent’ health status “will remain so for the duration of his presidency.”