Before going bananas Gordon, you should try a cold bath – by Edward Leigh MP

It has been reported that Gordon Brown has taken to eating bananas instead of his favourite Kit-Kats in a bid to stay healthy in the run up to the election. This, coupled with his recent taking-up of jogging, hints that he has recognised the need to stay healthy in what must have become an increasingly stressful job.

Of course, the average life of a regular MP, with the regular meetings, long hours and frequent journeys to and from the constituency can also be stressful. And that’s even before the expenses scandal.

So to counter this, during the week come rain or shine (or, more recently, ice), I take a daily swim in the Serpentine in Hyde Park. I would wholeheartedly recommend this to the Prime Minister as an excellent way to start the day, even if my dog, William, doesn’t necessarily agree.

Picture from the Telegraph and can be viewed by clicking here.

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