Opera News

Opera News App

See The American President Whose Father Made Him Smoke Cigar And Hit The Gym. See Reason Why

LeakingPen
By LeakingPen | self meida writer
Published 24 days ago - 3 views

To avoid confusion, the former American president shared the same name with his father, Theodore Roosevelt snr


For one, Theodore Roosevelt’s father (Theodore Roosevelt Snr) was not a bad parent. In fact, he is the type of father any child would wish for.

Theodore Roosevelt snr

The former president had been quoted to say “My father, Theodore Roosevelt, was the best man I ever knew.” He went further to say “He combined strength and courage with gentleness, tenderness, and great unselfishness. He would not tolerate in us children selfishness or cruelty, idleness, cowardice, or untruthfulness.”


However, his father made him smoke cigarettes, drink coffee and hit the gym due to former president’s health condition. From child, he was diagnosed with asthma.

Theodore Roosevelt jnr. as a child.

Asthma in the mid-1800s had little treatment that even the privileged or high-class members of the society who could afford the means, could not get proper treatment to the sickness. Theodore sr. would follow the doctor’s recommendations and where the need arises, he served his son strong coffee and had him smoke cigars in order to help him improve on his asthma.

He was served enough coffee and cigars that were necessary to help with his condition. As a rich and influential person in the society that Theodore sr. was, he was able to afford the necessary things to help take care of his son. He built a gym in the house where he instructed the young Theodore to work-out in.


Theodore sr. learnt a lot from his responsible father, some of the lessons eventually prepared him for the position of the president which he later won. Apart from hitting the gym, his father recommended that he takes on a strenuous body exercise to improve his overall health condition, one of which is hiking or mountain climbing.

All these and many more made Theodore jr. more committed to philanthropism in his later years. It helped shaped the future president’s understanding of responsibility, and made him one of best presidents U.S ever had.

Do you find this article educative? Then kindly like, follow and share this page for more update

Content created and supplied by: LeakingPen (via Opera News )

Tags:      

American Theodore Roosevelt
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform

YOU MAY LIKE

Historical first ever visit: the Pope departs from Rome to Iraq.

4 minutes ago

0 🔥

Historical first ever visit: the Pope departs from Rome to Iraq.

Today's Headlines: Another Politician Resigns From APC, "Nigeria Will Have Peace Again" - Irabor

10 minutes ago

72 🔥

Today's Headlines: Another Politician Resigns From APC,

Before You Buy Drugs From Any Pharmacy, Watch This Video For Your Safety

15 minutes ago

12 🔥

Before You Buy Drugs From Any Pharmacy, Watch This Video For Your Safety

Today's Headlines: Buhari Decorates New Service Chiefs, Nigeria Shall be Great Again Atiku Speaks

16 minutes ago

16 🔥

Today's Headlines: Buhari Decorates New Service Chiefs, Nigeria Shall be Great Again Atiku Speaks

Causes Of Pain When Urinating (UTI) and How To Avoid It

29 minutes ago

13 🔥

Causes Of Pain When Urinating (UTI) and How To Avoid It

Intern Doctor Reportedly Slumped After Working For 72 Hours In A Teaching Hospital

36 minutes ago

54 🔥

Intern Doctor Reportedly Slumped After Working For 72 Hours In A Teaching Hospital

Your Kidney Is In Danger If You Start Experiencing These 4 Signs

41 minutes ago

265 🔥

Your Kidney Is In Danger If You Start Experiencing These 4 Signs

11 Transformation Photos From Nigerians Living Abroad

42 minutes ago

11 🔥

11 Transformation Photos From Nigerians Living Abroad

Dr Ngong Cyprian Makes History As First Person To Take COVID-19 Vaccine In Nigeria

45 minutes ago

20 🔥

Dr Ngong Cyprian Makes History As First Person To Take COVID-19 Vaccine In Nigeria

Ole reveals why De Gea is allowed to miss the next 6 games for Manchester United

57 minutes ago

26 🔥

Ole reveals why De Gea is allowed to miss the next 6 games for Manchester United

COMMENTS