What Do You Think of Donald Trump's Exercise Regimen?

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I saw this news report on CNN politics and somehow I find Mr. Trump’s theory on human energy really interesting, so here I come sharing with you guys.



“I get exercise. I mean I walk, I this, I that,“ Trump told Reuters. “I run over to a building next door. I get more exercise than people think.”


So CNN summed up his exercise regimen:


1.      Walking

2.      This

3.      That

4.      Running to building next door

5.      Unspecified number of repetitions



“A lot of people go to the gym and they’ll work out for two hours and all,” Trump said. “I’ve seen people… then they get their new knees when they’re 55 years old and they get their new hips and they do all those things. I don’t have those problems.”


He said something similar in a 2015 New York Times magazine profile: “All my friends who work out all the time, they’re going for knee replacements, hip replacements – they’re a disaster.”


He said that he “exerted” himself fully by standing in front of an audience for an hour, and “that’s exercise.”



In the book Trump Revealed, the reason why he holds this exercise regime was explained:


After college, after Trump mostly gave up his personal athletic interests, he came to view time spent playing sports as time wasted. Trump believed the human body was like a battery, with a finite amount of energy, which exercise only depleted. So he didn't work out. When he learned that John O'Donnell, one of his top casino executives, was training for an Ironman triathlon, he admonished him, "You are going to die young because of this."


The editor of CNN gave it a name called the “battery theory.”



Of course the recommended exercise time for ordinary people is 4-7 times of half-an-hour moderate exercise according to CDC, so at least Trump’s theory does not suit everyone.


I don’t mean to support or criticize his battery theory, but think it really interesting and would like to know how you guys think of it.




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18 Answers

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I tend to agree as long as the body keeps moving in one way or another.  I taught school for 34 years, standing up a lot of the time, walking hallways, and am now 82.  I am still in good health with no hip or knee replacements, appearing to need none, either.
I like it!
Trump is the best president ever.
Best president ever. Hands down !!!
This man lies. He does none the things he says. He runs? Joke.
Everybody knows exercising is beneficial. Of course you can't overdo it. Trump may have good gene. What happends to him may not happen to me. So, I'd choose a way that fits most of the people since I'm one of them.
Although I wanna lie to myself that I'm like Trump, but no, I also need to exercise like most people. sad news. I hate running.
As a person of Trump’s same age, I admire his energy and perseverance. Add the certain stress of the job, and it’s a wonder he has not succumbed, in some way, to illness. I think he probably is genetically predisposed to health. And although people make fun of his yen for burgers, he probably eats healthfully, for the most part, doesn’t drink alcohol, and walks numerous steps throughout the White House labyrinth.
It’s 100% his business. Just like your exercise routine is your business. And my exercise routine is my business. None of its CNN’s business.