He joked about it with David Letterman on late-night T-V. But New Jersey Governor Chris Christie turned defensive when someone offered a serious opinion about his weight.
Former White House physician Connie Mariano told C-N-N she would like to see Christie run for president in 2016, but he needs to lose weight. She worries that he could have a heart attack or stroke. Christie responded that unless Dr. Mariano gives him a physical exam and takes his family history, “she should shut up”.
Many of us battle the middle bulge. We do it because we like to look nicer, or we know that obesity often leads to serious health problems. I work out because I look better and I feel better, and I’m certain that it helps my overall health.
There is truth and sensitivity in Dr. Mariano’s comments. It’s tough to hear and Governor Christie reacted with anger.
You know, exercise is a terrific way to deal with anger.
Our thought for today is from Mark Twain:
“Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.”