Boris Johnson Politician
How do you exercise?
I run every weekday morning for 15-20 minutes, and I cycle everywhere.
Out 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?
Boris Johnson is Conservative MP for Henley-on-Thames. His book ‘Have I got Views for You’ is published by HarperCollins, £7.99
Interview by Angus Watson, firstname.lastname@example.org