- The lesser-known habits among former American presidents range from athletic to creative to delicious.
- John Quincy Adams liked to dip thin while Ronald Reagan liked to ride.
- These habits helped free world leaders to relax.
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Although the president's legacy is primarily politics, which shaped society and government for years after leaving office, some who have served in the White House have also had memorable ways to relax.
Many presidents were enthusiastic athletes from their youth, while others spent time painting, solving crossword puzzles, or swimming.
Here are some of the unexpected ways presidents have spent their time.