Obama Reveals His Post-Presidency Plans

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades

President Barack Obama has some big plans after he leaves the White House, The Hill reports.

“The first thing I’m probably going to do is catch up on my sleep,” Obama recently told reporters when asked what he’ll do after his presidency. “I’ll probably do that for a couple of months.”

Besides catching up on sleep, Obama might need some time to reduce his stress. Many people have noted his hair has been graying since he took office, which can be caused by stress, according to Sandra Gilman, trichologist and educational director for The Elan Center for Trichology in Alabama.

“The majority of gray hair is genetic, but if the person is predisposed to gray hair, stress will make it appear sooner,” she told Huffington Post, adding that hair color can change due to external forces.

"These stress events can include surgery, head trauma, nutritional deficiencies such as zinc deficiency, or any other stress that the body perceives as a burden," she added.

Despite Obama’s apparent need for some beauty sleep, he will in fact be quite busy after he concludes his presidency. He has already announced his post-White House project: My Brother’s Keeper Alliance. The initiative is devoted to helping young men of color access opportunities that may otherwise be out of reach.

Although the nonprofit organization has already launched, Obama will continue the work past 2016, Washington Post reported.

Sources: Huffington Post, The Hill, Washington Post Image via Daniel Borman/Flickr