Dancing: a healthful exercise

On February 1912, writing for the WASHINGTON HERALD, Lillian Russel declared that dancing was a “Healthful Exercise.”

The Dancing of the Present Day Has Not Deteriorated. The Principles Are The Same and the Benefits Derived From It Have Not Altered in the Least.

But, is this still true in 2017?  Is the dancing of our day still “poetry in motion?” Continue reading “Dancing: a healthful exercise”

Galen on the dangers of excessive exercise

We all know that “too much of a good thing is a bad thing,1” whether we watched the Karate Kid movies or not.  Working too long leads to tiredness and slows down performance, eating too much leads to health problems, and even reading too long can lead to vision problems.

What we may not realise in these days of consumer gadgets is that it is actually possible to exercise excessively.  The ancients recognised this, and they said that it was better to have a healthy body than an athlete’s body.
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