Fitness-conscious consumers are concerned that President Trump does not promote a healthy lifestyle: Survey

A survey found that Americans who exercise two or more times a week think that Trump falls short on health, fitness

By Taylor Link
April 9, 2017 4:50AM (UTC)
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Nearly half of America's fittest is concerned that President Donald Trump does not promote fitness, according to a new survey conducted by Great Blue Research. Of Americans who exercise two or more times per week, 48 percent expressed concern that the president does not emphasize a healthy, active lifestyle, the study reported.

The survey, commissioned by Zoom Media, the exclusive advertising and health content provider for the nation's biggest health clubs, polled over 2,500 Americans who work out more than twice a week. These responses revealed that fitness-conscious consumers expect the President of the United States to be a role model for healthy living. More than 80 percent of the respondents believe that it is important for the president to support exercise and health, the study found. Zoom Media says that over 100 million Americans exercise at least two days a week.


The 45th president appears to be falling short of these expectations. During the campaign, Trump had relatively lax health habits for a 70-year-old, to say the least. Axios reported that the Republican then-nominee "guzzled" Diet Coke, and fast food was a staple of his diet. The "three staples," according to one of Trump's aides, were Domino's, KFC and McDonald's. He reportedly ate Big Macs served on silver trays in his private jet, and ate KFC chicken with a silver spoon and fork:

But ever since Trump moved into the White House, his eating habits have changed, people close to the president insist.


As far as fitness, Trump is golfing so much, one would think he is burning some calories.

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