The fury was palpable. Veins seemed to bulge and sweat seemed to drip from the text. Such was the condition of a number of tweets President Trump dashed off a few mornings ago, attacking Democrats, CNN, Morning Joe, and the New York Times. Many describe the president as “unhinged”. Of course, many of those same people describe folks who get up at the crack of dawn to jog, swim, or work out at the gym also as crazy. But when the president receives perfect physical evaluations year after year, one starts to wonder if those morning tweetstorms are more than just the ravings of a madman. Perhaps they partially account for what his personal physician describes as Trump’s “extraordinary” physical strength and stamina, making him “the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.”
Does Rage Tweeting have the potential to become the next Jane Fonda Workout, Sweatin’ to the Oldies, or Hip Hop Abs? The science is still unsettled, but one thing is clear, increasing numbers of Americans are turning to Rage Tweeting to shed those unwanted pounds and boost their energy and focus.
“I find Rage Tweeting works really well for me. It gives me a jumpstart to my day. It gets my heart rate elevated and my blood flowing better than just about anything else I’ve tried,” says Tonia Glavin, professor at NYU. “Additionally, I like to supplement it with some microdosing, which I find really sharpens my outrage and helps me connect with my students.”
It’s not uncommon for Rage Tweeters to discover untapped stores of energy and hostility. Many require less sleep and some even report a loss of appetite, which in turn can lead to weight reduction. While results may vary, almost all Rage Tweeters agree the practice has transformed their lives.
“Rage Tweeting has helped me make better lifestyle choices. I’m no longer interacting with those enablers who held me captive to my former rage-free lifestyle. Now, I’m part of a new community that’s a lot less tolerant of my shortcomings and bad habits. By shaming me to do better and be better, it’s improved my life, I think,” says writer and activist Daniel Assman.
Of course, there will always be detractors, naysayers and wet blankets. “Rage Tweeting provides no beneficial health benefits that I can see,” says Dr. Bruce Banner, researcher at the University of Michigan.
But the science is still out on that, right doc? “No, the science is pretty clear. Rage Tweeting can actually be quite harmful. It causes unnecessary stress and anxiety, and can eventually lead to feelings of loneliness, isolation and extreme paranoia. In severe cases, some Rage Tweeters seem to experience a psychotic break from reality.”
So it seems the science still has a long way to go before the benefits of Rage Tweeting can be fully understood. Until then, keep ragin’ full-on.