President Obama was declared in "excellent health" and "fit for duty" by the White House physician Monday after completing his second periodic physical exam at the White House Medical Unit.
Doctor Jeffrey Kuhlman, the White House physician who performed the examination last week, affirmed that Mr. Obama was "fit at fifty" and "staying healthy at 50+" - and that "all clinical data" indicates he will remain in excellent health "for the duration of his presidency."
According to a memo written by Kuhlman, Mr. Obama is tobacco free, physically active, eats a healthy diet, stays at a healthy weight, and occasionally drinks alcohol in moderation.
At the time of the exam, the president weighed 181.3 lbs, his heart rate was 67 bpm and his body mass index was 23.9 kg/m2, according to the memo. His temperature was 97.7 degrees.
The president's blood pressure, which was 107/71 mm Hg, was described as "normal," while his cholesterol, at 193 mg/dL, was characterized as "ideal."
The doctor recommended that Mr. Obama have his next physical in December 2012.