Boris Johnson Interview

How do you exercise?

I run every weekday morning for 15-20 minutes, and I cycle everywhere.
Boris Johnson DT STAFFOut of 10, how much do you enjoy exercising?

10 out of 10, I’m a glutton for exercise.
Do you look good when you exercise?

A little short of superb.
If you could change one thing about your appearance, what would it be?

I could lose a few stone.
What motivates you to be healthy?

It’s vitally important to go for a run first thing in the morning. Once through that barrier, nothing for the rest of the day is quite as bad, so you’ve played a brilliant psychological trick with yourself.
Any exercise tips?

As a cyclist in London, which is by far the safest place to cycle, keep space ahead of you.
Biggest sporting achievement?

Defeating the Oppidans 5-0 on St Andrew’s Day [while playing the Wall Game at Eton].
What’s the least fit you’ve ever been?

In my early 30s when I was about 18 stone.
What’s your guiltiest food pleasure?

I tend to eat the children’s previous night’s supper – spaghetti and meatballs – for breakfast. And I’m a cheeseaholic.
How do you deal with stress?

I don’t deal with stress. I love stress. I need as much stress as possible. Bring it on.
How do you relax?

How do you keep colds at bay?

Oranges, spitting and press-ups.
Do you have a motto?

Vote Tory.


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