WASHINGTON, NOVEMBER 20: US President-elect Joe Biden turned 78 on Friday. Biden will be sworn in as the oldest president in the United States’ history, displacing Ronald Reagan, who left the White House in 1989 when he was 77 years and 349 days old.
In a medical report released in December, his physician, Dr Kevin O’Connor described Biden as “healthy, vigorous … fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency, to include those as Chief Executive, Head of State and Commander in Chief.”
O’Connor reported that Joe Biden works out five days a week. He also noted that Biden has an irregular heartbeat, but it does not require any medication or other treatment.
The president-elect told his supporters that he has relied on home workouts involving a Peloton bike, treadmill and weights during the pandemic.
In 1988, Joe Biden suffered two life-threatening brain aneurysms – an experience about which he wrote in his memoir. Relating to this he wrote that experience shaped him into the “kind of man I want to be.” He also had his gall bladder removed in 2003.