Energy is money

Our illustrated analogy uses money to show how our bodies store different forms of energy


Illustrated analogy using money to show how bodies store energy

In order of most readily accessed to least, from top: cash for instant use (ATP); money from an ATM (blood glucose); savings account (muscle and liver glycogen); gold, a fixed asset (fat).


Illustration © Glen McBeth

About this resource

This resource was first published in ‘Exercise, Energy and Movement’ in January 2012 and reviewed and updated in August 2016.

Cell biology, Physiology
Exercise, Energy and Movement
Education levels:
14–16, 16–19, Continuing professional development