Presidents & Exercise

Washington celebrates Thomas Jefferson's 267th birthday

Did you know that our presidents have a history of believing in physical fitness? While I just did some research on the Internet (so this may not be the most accurate information I’ve ever posted), here’s what I discovered:

Thomas Jefferson thought exercise was so important that he believed we should exercise the body about two hours a day. He thought exercising the mind and the body were both vital. (I’m going to confirm this on my next trip to Monticello.)

John Quincy Adams supposedly swam in the Potomac and may have gotten caught in more than one uncomfortable situation when people either stole his clothes or sat on them until he answered all of their questions.


About the Author:

Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.

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