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Obama Boosts Cosmetic Surgery And Smoking

by | 19th, January 2009

OBAMA Balsa: to go with the Telegraph’s 3-page Men’s Health Special – with tips on how to shed a stone and stay in shape the “Obama way”

Barack Obama: redefining the male physique – Barack Obama works out for 45 minutes, six days a week. What can other men learn from his example?


Even before Barack Obama is sworn in as the next president of the United States tomorrow, he has changed our perceptions. Not just because he is the first black man to hold the office – but because he has altered our view of what a middle-aged man can look like.

J-Walk spots this gem:

Cosmetic procedures pick up prior to Obama inauguration

Washington, D.C.-area cosmetic dermatologists, and skin experts in other major cities, say despite the sagging economy, requests for quickie cosmetic fixes, such as Botox and microdermabrasion, have picked up during the last few weeks as people pretty-up for inaugural fetes.

“We have been absolutely swamped since the election with people desiring rejuvenation procedures for the upcoming inauguration,” says Washington, D.C., cosmetic dermatologist Tina Alster.

Back to the Telegraph:

But the new president’s honed physique has taken dedication. Once a man hits 40, the risk of heart disease, cancer and strokes, as well as conditions such as arthritis rise; a decade later a man can be losing as much as 15 per cent of muscle mass per year. Men need to exercise more than ever at this stage of their lives, but many – in the middle of their careers and with families to care for – feel they do not have time.

Yet they are put to shame by Obama.

That would be the smoking Obama, whose mother contracted cancer?

Still, watch and yearn

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