Trump Says He Doesn't Exercise Because It Depletes 'Finite Resources'

Trump Says He Doesn't Exercise Because It Depletes 'Finite Resources'

The level of ignorance and sheer stupidity of this singularly unfit individual for the presidency approaches the infinite with each passing day.

Source: Washington Post

President Trump reportedly eschews exercise because he believes it drains the body’s “finite” energy resources, but experts say this argument is flawed because the human body actually becomes stronger with exercise.

Trump’s views on exercise were mentioned in a New Yorker article this month and in “Trump Revealed,” The Washington Post’s 2016 biography of the president, which noted that Trump mostly gave up athletics after college because he “believed the human body was like a battery, with a finite amount of energy, which exercise only depleted.”

Exercise does deplete stores of glucose, glycogen and fats from the body’s tissues, but these fuels are restored when a person eats, said Michael Jonesco, a sports medicine and orthopedics specialist at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center.

Rather than thinking of energy stores as a battery, “a better analogy would be like the fire that you continue to fuel with more coal or wood,” Jonesco said. “You need to continue to add fuel, or your flame will die. This is true whether you exercise or not. . . . Simply by existing, we are burning energy.”

Trump's ignorance recalls the utterances of General Jack Ripper (Sterling Hayden) in Dr. Strangelove, and his ideas about the pernicious communist plot of water fluoridation.


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