Tuesday, April 27, 2010
I've commented from time to time on the mechanics of political health. In this case I don't mean the health of the larger body politic but rather the health of bodies of politicians. For example, the use of hand sanitizer during campaigns has been the subject of some commentary. Some argue they are necessary to keep the politician from catching colds or worse while others claim that hand sanitizers insult voters. Then there is the issue of eating on the campaign trail. If you are what you eat then, at least on the campaign trail, politicians are entirely fats and carbohydrates.
But campaigns are only a product of deep preparation so it's only sensible that preparation starts with the bodies doing the running. This article in the New York Times covers the issue of pre-campaign training and eating regimes which go on months before the formal campaigns start.
Running for office is like any other physical activity; diet plays a part.
Posted by Simon Lono at 4:45 PM