White House physician declares Trump 'in very good health' after exam

White House physician declares Trump 'in very good health' after exam

White House physician declares Trump 'in very good health' after exam

Trump spent about four hours at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland on Friday - tweeting twice during the visit - and didn't answer questions from reporters when he returned to the White House.

Adm. Ronny Jackson, Trump's physician previous year, said while Trump was "more enthusiastic about the diet part than the exercise part. we're going to do both".

President Donald Trump waves as he walks up the steps of Marine One at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, after having his annual physical.

"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.


President Donald Trump's annual physical is set for Friday, when the American public will see if he followed the doctor's orders from previous year.

The president's health has attracted attention before. Last year, everything from the president's cholesterol levels (high) to weight (too high at 239 pounds, or 108 kilograms) was released. It was unclear how numerous test results would eventually be made public. But the president was directed to try to lose 10 to 15 pounds (4.5 to 6.8 kg) by eating better and starting to exercise, Aides said he now eats more fish than he used to but still enjoys steaks, well done with ketchup on the side, and fried potatoes prepared by the chefs at the White House and at the Trump International Hotel in Washington.

Not for Trump the basketball sessions that Barack Obama sweated through in the White House, or the bike rides of George W Bush. Last month, he invited the college football champion Clemson Tigers to the White House during the partial government shutdown. Trump was in for some poking and prodding as doctors assess his health during his second annual medical checkup as president.

Are there a few things he could do to make himself a little healthier with the diet and exercise? In last year's exam, a stress test found above-average exercise capacity.

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