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Martha Runs the World Podcast

255 EpisodesProduced by Martha HughesWebsite

A podcast with an honest and open look at running, fitness and all things health-related with a bit of humor thrown in.


A Brief, Strange History of Exercise and Exercise Equipment

#235 - We humans have been active, well, ever since we had to run away from dangerous beasts and run towards what might be our dinner. But we never embraced what might be called "exercise" until we were advanced enough to have leisure time. This week, I take a very brief look at the history of exercise as well as a look back at some of our favorite exercise equipment. And it is indeed a brief look because a full history could become a complete podcast all its own. So, if someone wants to run with that, I would take a listen. If you didn't know, the treadmill started as punishment for prisoners in England. And it's still punishment today! Some things never change. Also, did you know that in the Middle Ages, knights exercised by dancing in full armor! Those are just a couple of the fun and strange facts you will learn this week! Links to some of the information are on the podcast website! 

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