Do not expect a lot of US President Donald Trump to work out at the gym, despite orders from his personal physician.
Trump has been exercising a lot on the golf course and in the White House complex, the president told Reuters on Wednesday (17 / 1).
"I'm exercising. I mean walking, I do this and that, "Trump, 71, said in an interview at the Oval Office. "I ran to the next building, I was more of a sport than people think."
Dr. Ronny Jackson, White House doctor, said Tuesday (16/1) that Trump's overall health is very good, but needs to lose weight, eat healthier foods and exercise more often.
Trump, who likes fast food, Jackson who has been a presidential physician for several presidents before Trump. But Trump appears cautious about suggestions for using sports facilities at the White House.
"Many people go to the gym and they exercise for two hours. I have seen people … when they are 55 years old, they get new knees and new hip bones and they do all those things. I have no such problems, "Trump said.
Trump did say he was open to changing his diet. Perhaps by eating the food served at the White House in smaller portions.
President Barack Obama and President George W. Bush are sports fans. But Trump has no sporting activities. He exercised golfing, he said, even though he usually toured the field in a golf cart.
Walking made him stay on the golf course longer than he wanted. "I do not want to waste my time." Trump is considered overweight and approaches obesity at 6 feet 3 inches (1.9 meters) and weighs 239 pounds (108 kilograms).
As for his mental health, Trump quickly noted his doctor's statement that he escaped a cognitive test. But then he refers to Obama, Bush and Bill Clinton who have done little to suppress threats from North Korea.
"I think they are aware that they must submit to the president who passed the test with the highest score. What's more I can say to you? "He said.
Regarding his physical health, he said he had successfully lost weight.
" I am always a believer in diet 'because I am strong, you know? I try hard. I mean physically strong, "he said.
" The people who process food in the White House, are amazing. But I think maybe they can make the portions smaller and maybe we will reduce some fatty ingredients, "he said. "And I'm OK with it." [fw/au]