Bush’s message to America: “stay fit.”

Just before climbing on his mountain bike Saturday, President Bush urged people “to get up off their couches and walk, jog, pedal and swim”:

“It doesn’t take much time to stay fit — 30 minutes, five days a week,” Bush said at a Secret Service training facility just outside Washington where he went for a bike ride.


“I love exercise,” said the president, who was wearing biking shorts and lifted up his blue-and-white mountain bike to prove he was strong and fit. “I have found that exercise not only is a good excuse to get outdoors. It helps to relieve stress as well.”