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July 30, 2005

The President's Health

From his last exam:

-- Facts and figures about President Bush's health, from a physical examination Saturday at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. Bush, 59, was born July 6, 1946:

Height: 5 feet, 11 3/4 inches.

Weight: 191.6 pounds.

Blood pressure: resting, seated 110/64 (below 120/80 is healthy).

Pulse: resting, seated 47 beats per minute (60-100 bpm is normal for adults; 40-60 bpm is normal for a well-trained athlete).

Body fat: 15.79 percent.

Cholesterol: High-density lipoprotein 56 (goal is above 40); low-density lipoprotein 100 (optimal is below 100); total cholesterol 178 (below 200 is desirable).

Overall health: "The president remains in the 'superior' fitness category for men his age." _ summary of exam.

The president was found "to be fit for duty" with "every reasonable expectation that he will remain fit for duty for the duration of his presidency." _ statement issued by his doctors.

Since his December physical, President Bush has lost a little weight and gained a few points in his cholesterol level.

His weight fell from nearly 200 pounds to 191.6 pounds, and his body fat dropped from 18.25 percent to 15.79 percent.

His overall cholesterol level went up from 170 to 178, still well below to the desirable limit of 200.

He exercises six times a week by bicycling 15 miles to 20 miles, working out on a treadmill and an elliptical trainer, performing free weight resistance training and stretching.

The report by his doctors notes, "The president has a history of activity-related injuries ... (that) do not impact his current duties."

He enjoys an occasional cigar, gets his caffeine from diet sodas and coffee, and reports no usage of alcohol.

The report also notes, "The president has not missed work due to illness since his last physical exam."

Thanks Associated Press!

Posted by Jeff at July 30, 2005 06:15 PM

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