Three Decades of Slimming

     Posted By: Paul - Fri Mar 14, 2014
     Category: Exercise and Fitness | Food | Self-help Schemes | 1930s | 1940s | 1950s

Hay, Paul, what happened to the clips from the decades where women wore more exciting things to the beach, other than a tent?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/14/14 at 10:18 AM
The '30's clip had the right idea although it wasn't expressed in words - get those long muscles going for greatest calorie usage.

After that it looks like everybody just got lazy and expected machinery to do the job. My mother had a treadmill that made a great rack to hang clothes on for over twenty years. It eventually ended up in the garage. I was glad to take it away to the ironmonger after she died.

The '50's clip had a line in there that made the greatest sense - "Don't eat more calories than you use." The rest of it was just bunk.
Posted by KDP on 03/14/14 at 02:53 PM
The 'good old days' may have been back when we were hunters and gatherers. We didn't have 'Pseudo Experts'!
Posted by BMN on 03/14/14 at 04:53 PM
Hey I want a live piano accompaniment when I work out -- just like that Hungarian girl from the 1930's!!

Ha ha ha ha ha
Posted by girlgeniusNYC on 03/15/14 at 03:16 PM
Well,you'd have to become a professional dancer or marry a pianist. And remember, pianists do it wi their fingers! :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/16/14 at 12:45 AM
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