Hey President Trump, Do You Even Lift, Bro?

President Trump doesn’t do any of things guys should do to stay in shape. Can an unhealthy leader take care of the country?

Hey, Donald: Do You Even Lift, Bro?

If Donald Trump can't take care of himself, can he really take care of the country?

Posted by MEL Magazine on Monday, April 3, 2017

Donald Trump’s decision to break with presidential tradition by turning down the opportunity to throw the first pitch on opening day of Major League Baseball on Monday is hardly the first suggestion that he isn’t in the best physical shape. He famously feasts on taco bowls and KFC. He brags about sleeping only a few hours per night. And he basically never exercises. Sure, he golfs far more than Barack Obama, whose regular golf outings Trump previously mocked. But you’d be crazy if you thought he walked the course or carried his own bag, where most of golf’s calorie-burning potential lies.

Trump’s main form of exercise? Gesticulating wildly at his high-energy rallies. “It’s a lot of work,” he described his speeches to Dr. Oz. “A lot of times these rooms are very hot like saunas, and I guess that’s a form of exercise.”

Unfortunately, the president guessed wrong. Studies show that dudes who exercise sharpen the tools that make them better leaders—by reducing aggression, improving focus and strengthening teamwork skills. Perhaps that explains why Teddy Roosevelt was a judo junkie and Bill Clinton loved long runs. And it leaves us wondering: Does Trump even lift, bro?

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