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Trump thinks exercise is 'misguided' and depletes the body's permanent energy reserves

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President Trump has an... odd theory about the effects of exercise on the human body. 

The president believes that exercise depletes a human body's permanent energy reserves, kind of like how batteries eventually run out of juice, reports CNN

"Other than golf, he considers exercise misguided, arguing that a person, like a battery, is born with a finite amount of energy," wrote Evan Osnos in the New Yorker.


Washington Post staffers Mike Kranisch and Marc Fisher wrote more the subject in their book, "Trump Revealed." 

"After college, after Trump mostly gave up his personal athletic interests, he came to view time spent playing sports as time wasted. Trump believed the human body was like a battery, with a finite amount of energy, which exercise only depleted. So he didn't work out. When he learned that John O'Donnell, one of his top casino executives, was training for an Ironman triathlon, he admonished him, 'You are going to die young because of this.'"

Trump has posited some odd theories on health in the past. 

Trump's theory seems to have given some on social media more reason to distrust him.

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