XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX SUN JULY 31, 2005 19:44:05 ET XXXXX
BUSH EXERCISES 6X A WEEK; ‘MOST-FIT’ PRESIDENT IN HISTORY
President Bush turned 59 years old this month and his health is in the “superior” fitness category for men his age – greater than 99% percentile for 55-59 year-old men!
The latest health results make Bush the “most-fit” president in modern history.
He has not had a sick day in the past year – and he works out 6 days a week: Workouts include bicycling (15-20 miles, 15-18mph), treadmill (low impact “hill-work”), elliptical trainer, free weight resistance training, and stretching.
The President takes a daily multi-vitamin, low-dose aspirin, glucosamine/chondroitin, and an omega 3 supplement.
Bush Weight: 191 pounds(last year 199)
Body Composition: Body fat 15.79% (last year 18.25%; normal for age 16.5-20.5%)
Resting heart rate (seated): 47 bpm
Resting blood pressure (seated): 110/64
Uncompensated (uncorrected) distant visual acuity was 20/20 in both eyes. Corrected near visual acuity was 20/20 in both eyes (the President uses reading glasses as needed).
Bush does suffer from gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), with well-defined triggers (e.g. coffee, peppermint).