Eyebrows raised over the weekend as President Obama walked out of the gym at Fort McNair -- appearing thin as a rail!The stress of being the President of the US is a huge weight on the shoulders of anyone who has taken the oath of office. All Presidents age tremendously under the strain in short time. It is little wonder that President Obama is losing weight under the strain. I also suspect he's quite a bit greyer than when he first took office too.
Rigorous workouts and high-stress basketball games are said to be behind the dramatic weight loss.
"No, he's not chain smoking," claims an insider. "He's working non-stop for the country... yes, he does occasionally skip meals."
If President Obama is smoking, that isn't going to help matters any either. Playing basketball to deal with the strain is a healthier outlet.
Presidents Clinton and Bush both came into office relatively young and aged visibly and considerably in a short time; President Bush looked like he aged a decade practically overnight following the 9/11 attacks because of the nation's failures to defend its citizens from terror attacks. Keeping the nation safe means lots of sleepless nights knowing that there are evil plans afoot to cause the nation harm and that each morning's briefings can bring momentous news in some far flung part of the world that bodes ill for the US.