Which presidents were most unhealthy

POSTED: 11:55 AM PDT September 27, 2012    UPDATED: 9:03 PM PDT October 9, 2012 

The health of a president can change the attitude of a nation -- or the course, if he dies. Take a look at how healthy some of our past leaders were.

James Polk
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Library of Congress

James Polk (1845-1849) was so meticulous that he even exercised his handshake. This president wasn't going to miss a day of work over a case of "politics wrist."

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