When President Donald Trump had his first physical as a presidential candidate in December 2015, Dr. Harold Bornstein did not shy away from exaggeration.
"If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency," he said.
In January, Rear Admiral Dr. Ronny Jackson gave Trump another, somewhat more down-to-earth health assessment. Jackson gave the president high marks for cognition, heart strength, and overall health, and recommended Trump reduce his cholesterol, improve his nutrition, and start a workout routine to lose 10 to 15 pounds.
Though Trump does practice healthy habits like refraining from smoking and drinking, he is not a fan of exercise.
"All my friends who work out all the time, they're going for knee replacements, hip replacements — they're a disaster," Trump told The New York Times in 2015.
Trump isn't the only president who didn't like working out, though most were more active than he is. Here's how he stacks up against past occupants of the Oval Office:
Other than golfing, Trump is not too hot on exercise, despite his insistence that he does work out. "I get exercise. I mean, I walk, I this, I that," he once told Reuters.
When Trump plays golf, he drives a golf cart. During the campaign, Trump also said he viewed rallies as a form of exercise.
President Barack Obama enjoyed golfing, too, which Trump frequently criticized him for.
Source: Business Insider
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