Clinton Addresses Exhaustion on Campaign Trail, Health and Exercise Habits

August 12, 2016

Hillary Clinton addressed exhaustion on the campaign trail and some of her health and exercise habits during a podcast released by her campaign on Friday.

Interviewer Max Linsky asked her if she sometimes gets up in the morning and would rather skip the day ahead.

"Yes. The short answer is yes," she said, laughing. "Especially ... the convention week was so intense, and then we got on a bus, Tim Kaine and I, and we went to Pennsylvania and Ohio, and then ended up at home Sunday night, then got up the next morning, hit the trail again. So by the end of those two weeks, that’s exactly how I felt. It was, oh my gosh, I don’t know that I can get up, let alone what I will do if I am vertical. I think it happens to everybody."

"How do you keep that stamina up? How do you just keep going?" Linsky asked.

"I, knock on wood, am pretty lucky because I have a lot of stamina and endurance, which is necessary in the kind of campaign that I’m engaged in," Clinton said. "But I also, I try to eat right, not always succeeding, but try, try to get enough sleep, try to get exercise. Now I’m not going to pretend that I like it, because I don’t, but between yoga and walking, getting on the treadmill, some weights, I try to keep up and just get the, you know, the energy reservoir filled up again."

Clinton has faced questions from supporters of Donald Trump about her health and age, in addition to her habit of coughing on the campaign trail.