As Americans head to the polls Tuesday, November 6, they'll be casting their ballots for the candidate they believe is the most fit for office.

But while the Healthy Living editors anticipate the election results with the rest of the country, we thought it could be fun to see how the candidates stack up when it comes to more personal measures of fitness. Turns out, President Obama and Governor Romney are both in good health: at ages 51 and 65, respectively, the candidates maintain active lifestyles, incorporating regular exercise and (relatively) healthy diets.

In his most recent physical report, Obama's physician confirmed that the president had finally kicked his decades-long smoking habit. The AP also reported that he attends occasional physical therapy for upper back pain, tested normally for PSA levels and had several benign skin tags removed from his neck.

As for the governor? According to a letter posted from his physician posted on his campaign website, he underwent an appendectomy in 1965, had a benign tumor removed in 1985 and received stitches in his right hand in 1987. He also sustained a concussion and fractures in a 1968 car accident, and currently is diagnosed with hyperlipidemia, or high blood cholesterol.

Here, how the candidates shake out on 11 different health metrics:

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  • BMI

    <strong>Obama:</strong> At <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/01/us-obama-passes-physical-idUSTRE7A03MG20111101">6'1" tall and 180 pounds</a>, the president's <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/english_bmi_calculator/results_normal.html?pounds=181&amp;inches=73">BMI comes out to 23.9</a>, according to the CDC's calculator -- anything between 18.5 an 24.9 is considered a normal weight. <strong>Romney:</strong> Measuring 6'1.5" tall and 184 pounds at his <a href="http://www.mittromney.com/disclosure/health/mitt">2012 physical</a>, the governor <em>also</em> has a <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/english_bmi_calculator/results_normal.html?pounds=184&amp;inches=73.5 http://www.mittromney.com/disclosure/health/mitt">BMI of 23.9</a> -- hey, common ground.

  • Resting Heart Rate

    <strong>Obama:</strong> In 2010, his resting heart rate was <a href="http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2010/02/obama-thumbs-up-after-physical/1#.UJgzwmkiEpE">reportedly a low 56</a> -- according to the Mayo Clinic, a <a href="http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart-rate/AN01906">normal rate is between 60 and 100 beats</a> per minute (typically, the lower the number, the better the cardiovascular fitness). <strong>Romney:</strong> Based on the results of his physical, Romney's resting heart rate is an impressive 40 beats per minute. His doctor, Randall D. Gaz, of Massachusetts General Hospital, credits this to "his past intensive exercise with regular running," according to a <a href="http://www.mittromney.com/disclosure/health/mitt">letter posted on the candidate's website</a>.

  • Cholesterol

    <strong>Obama:</strong> According to his 2011 physical report, his <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/01/us-obama-passes-physical-idUSTRE7A03MG20111101">total cholesterol level was a 193</a> -- anything <a href="http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Cholesterol/AboutCholesterol/What-Your-Cholesterol-Levels-Mean_UCM_305562_Article.jsp">less than 200</a> is "desirable," according to the American Heart Association. That number is an improvement from his February 2010 score, in the borderline-high category of 209, prompting his physician to recommend dietary changes. His LDL, the so-called bad cholesterol, also dropped, from 138 to a healthier 110, Reuters reports. <strong>Romney:</strong> The candidate takes 10 mg of the <a href="http://www.mittromney.com/disclosure/health/mitt">statin Lipitor</a> daily, according to his physician's note. His total cholesterol is 169, but his triglyceride levels are in the <a href="http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003493.htm">borderline high range</a> at <a href="http://www.mittromney.com/disclosure/health/mitt">179</a>.

  • Exercise Regime

    <strong>Obama:</strong> First Lady Michelle Obama might get all the fitness cred for her <a href="http://www.letsmove.gov/">Let's Move campaign</a>, but the president gets his share of exercise in too, <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/01/us-obama-passes-physical-idUSTRE7A03MG20111101">working out almost every day</a>, Reuters reports, whether that means jogging on the treadmill, lifting weights or enjoying a game of golf and, of course, basketball. <strong>Romney:</strong> The governor's regular exercise of choice? The elliptical, the <em>New York Times</em> reports. But that doesn't mean he'd rule out running mate <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/15/paul-ryan-p90x_n_1776434.html">Paul Ryan's interval training workout program, P90X</a>. "I might have him show me how to do it someday," he said in an interview with CBS's "This Morning," according to the <em>Times</em>.

  • Medications

    <strong>Obama:</strong> The president reportedly takes non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on occasion for strenuous activity and malaria medication for international travel, <a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2011/10/31/obamas-doctor-declares-him-fit-for-duty/">the <em>Wall Street Journal</em> reports</a>. <strong>Romney:</strong> The governor takes a low dose (81 mg) of aspirin and 10 mg of Lipitor, <a href="http://www.mittromney.com/disclosure/health/mitt">according to his physician</a>. (Interestingly, he's also allergic to penicillin.)

  • Sleep

    <strong>Obama:</strong> "I'm not naturally a morning person," Obama once told CBS News, <a href="http://nymag.com/news/politics/encyclopedia/sleep-2012/">according to a <em>New York</em> magazine report</a>. But night owl or not, the leader of the free world needs a wake up call -- which, he told Ryan Seacrest, comes in the form of a White House operator, <a href="http://www.politico.com/click/stories/1011/obama_talks_sleeping_habits.html">Politico reports</a>: "and if I don't wake up the first time, they just keep on calling." <strong>Romney:</strong> While the governor's campaign hasn't spoken on the record about his sleep habits, he reportedly struggled to sleep the night before the first presidential debate in Denver, because of a loud freight train that blew its horn every hour through the evening, <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/mckaycoppins/restless-romney-braces-for-high-stakes-debate">according to Buzzfeed</a>.

  • Smoking And Drinking

    <strong>Obama:</strong> According to his most recent physical report, the president "on occasion drinks alcohol in moderation," Reuters reports. And the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/17/whoopi-goldbeg-quit-smoking_n_1971987.html">former cigarette smoker</a> has finally kicked the habit. <strong>Romney:</strong> The candidate, a practicing Mormon, <a href="http://www.mittromney.com/disclosure/health/mitt">completely abstains from tobacco products and alcohol</a>.

  • Diet

    <strong>Obama:</strong> White House chef Sam Kass <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/12/obama-nutrition-fitness-regimen-routine-white-house_n_1667858.html">told the AP in July</a> that he serves lots of vegetables, brown rice, fish and chicken to the Obama family -- and while they have the occasional splurge, "we have some very balanced meals." In fact, according to the <em>Wall Street Journal</em>, <a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2011/10/31/obamas-doctor-declares-him-fit-for-duty/">Obama's doctor says he eats a balanced diet</a>. But not everyone agrees -- earlier this year, the The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine announced plans to file a petition asking the president to stop posing in photos with unhealthy food. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/08/obama-fatty-foods-_n_1499686.html">From their statement:</a> <blockquote>Since taking office, President Obama has posed for the cameras in staged events eating hot dogs at a basketball game with British Prime Minister David Cameron; serving sausages with Mr. Cameron; taking a motorcade with the vice president to Ray's Hell Burger in Virginia; eating cheeseburgers with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev; and stopping at a D.C. burger restaurant with a reporter, among other similar instances, with healthful foods largely neglected.</blockquote> <strong>Romney: </strong><a href="http://www.mittromney.com/disclosure/health/mitt"> According to Romney's physician</a>, he eats a high-fiber diet with lots of fruits and veggies, and avoids high cholesterol foods and concentrated sweets. That's not to say his diet is totally balanced:<a href="http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/15/for-romney-a-new-running-mate-may-mean-a-new-less-elliptical-workout-too/"> The <em>New York Times</em> reports</a> that he also enjoys peanut butter and honey sandwiches and Cherry Coke Zero (he even wrote about his loyalty to Coca Cola in <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Turnaround-Crisis-Leadership-Olympic-Games/dp/0895260840">his 2004 book <em>Turnaround</em></a>). And like his opponent, Romney has surely had his fair share of junk food photo ops (<a href="http://articles.latimes.com/2012/aug/08/news/la-pn-leaders-of-the-free-world-need-junk-food-too-20120808">check him out with a McDonald's bag here, for instance</a>).

  • Family Fitness

    <strong>Obama:</strong> With Mom Michelle encouraging America's children to get fit, there's no way First Kids Malia and Sasha can escape a healthy lifestyle. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/12/obama-nutrition-fitness-regimen-routine-white-house_n_1667858.html">White House personal trainer told the AP last summer</a> that the family stays active with jumping jacks, push-ups, jump rope, boxing, running, soccer and basketball (we bet Dad has something to do with the last one). <strong>Romney:</strong> According to the <em>Los Angeles Times</em>, <a href="http://articles.latimes.com/2012/sep/21/news/la-pn-mitt-romney-health-20120921">fitness is serious business in the Romney family</a>: <blockquote>The Romneys enjoy athletic pursuits such as swimming and biking when staying at their vacation home on the shore of New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee. Romney has put younger aides to shame during waterskiing expeditions on the lake. He also competes with his five sons each year in the now-famed "Romney Olympics," which includes contests like beach volleyball, log-sawing and hanging from a bar over the lake until their arms give out (the last contestant hanging on to the bar wins).</blockquote>

  • Blood Pressure

    Obama: At his 2011 physical, the president's blood pressure was measured at <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/31/obama-health-excellent_n_1068636.html">107/71 mm Hg</a>, which falls into the normal range, <a href="http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HighBloodPressure/AboutHighBloodPressure/Understanding-Blood-Pressure-Readings_UCM_301764_Article.jsp">according to the American Heart Association</a>. (The top number measures the pressure in the arteries when the heart beats and should be less than 120; the bottom number measures the pressure between heartbeats and should be less than 80). Romney: The governor's blood pressure was <a href="http://www.mittromney.com/disclosure/health/mitt">measured at 130/80</a> at his last physical -- while the top number is in the prehypertension range, the American Heart Association also points out that you need <a href="http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HighBloodPressure/AboutHighBloodPressure/Understanding-Blood-Pressure-Readings_UCM_301764_Article.jsp">more than one reading to determine high blood pressure</a>.

  • Family History

    Obama: During the 2008 campaign, the Obama campaign released a letter from his physician, which noted that his family medical history included his mother's death from ovarian cancer and his grandfather's death from prostate cancer, <a href="http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2008/05/obama_releases_health_informat.html">the <em>Chicago Sun Times</em> reported at the time</a>. Romney: <a href="http://www.mittromney.com/disclosure/health/mitt">According to his physician's letter</a>, Romney's family history includes cardiac arrhythmias, heart attack and prostate cancer.