Put Men in Girdles

Dr. Peter Steincrohn's 1969 book (available used on Amazon) promised to reveal how one could be "lazy, healthy, & fit." For years before he published the book, Steincrohn had also been writing newspaper columns in which he promoted his formula for health. The secret was girdles.

He felt that all men over 40, in particular, should be wearing girdles just like their wives (this was the 1960s), because he believed that girdles promoted good circulation and thus meant the heart didn't have to work as hard pumping blood. Wearing a girdle, he promised, would "add years to a man's life."

The Abilene Reporter-News - Nov 23, 1964
     Posted By: Alex - Fri Feb 27, 2015
     Category: Health | Books | 1960s

It would also help with chronic back pain from the genetically induced enlarged male abdomen syndrome. A totally genetic condition foisted upon us men that we have no control over and, I'm sure, that if we did we could sue McDonalds for millions.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/27/15 at 09:59 AM
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