As many people do afterNew Year’s Eve, I decided to set a fitness goal for myself to start things off fresh and re-energized.
And as happens to most, I’ve not done a great job at sticking to that resolutionjust like last year and the year before that.To help inspire me to give it a real shot this time, I decided to look into the past to see what the foundation of fitness looked like way back in the day.
It’s fascinating to see how much things have changed since the popularity of gymnasiums and regimented routines began to sweep through Europe before eventually they eventually made their wayto America back in the 1800s. Some of these pioneers’ ideas might not have held fast through the test of time, but you have to admire them for making an effort to help their communities stay activeand healthy.
Take a look to seesome of the most prominent tips and suggestions from 19th-century experts (or those who claimed to be).
Did we miss any interesting fitness tricks you’ve heard about from way back when? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to SHARE with your friends!
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1. Start Your Kids Young
2. Don’t Bother With Strict Diets
3. Work Out In Your Finest Suit
4. Let Your Corset Do The Work For You
5. Stay Active While Sitting
6. Join An Outdoor Gym
7. Toss Around Some Trees
8. Have A Friend Whack Your Back
9. Give Your Shoulders A Whirl
10. Grab A Beanbag