* Gov. Rauner at Crain’s Chicago Business the other day…
In his interview with Crain’s, Rauner in painfully personal terms talked about how he’s lost 22 pounds and “a lot of hair,” often wakes at 3 a.m. and has lived a “very stressful” life for years.
He’s talked often about his striking weight loss.
* So, Tina Sfondeles asked the governor and JB Pritzker today about their health and how they handle stress…
Rauner listed three ways he works to reduce stress: riding his motorcycle, swimming, as well as skating and rollerblading.
Pritzker listed his ways to decompress as having “great friends” and “great activities.” The billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist said he’s a “decent” tennis player, “although I have trouble I admit getting everywhere on the court — sometimes I miss shots,” Pritzker said. He said he also enjoys lakefront walks.
Pritzker also said he is constantly monitoring his weight.
“I think you know I’ve had a weight problem nearly my entire life. Like a lot of other people, I’m always struggling with it. There’s no doubt about it. I always monitor it because, you know, my father passed away when he was young of a heart problem, and I’m always concerned about it,” Pritzker said. “I have two young children that are teenagers. I want to be well for them. So I’m always constantly keeping an eye on it.”