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Most people didn't see exercise as necessary until the mid-20th century. Food scarcity meant people didn't overeat, and it didn't make sense to try to burn off the calories.
However, industrialization changed the nature of work and food production. Fewer farmers were doing ph...
The exercise culture in the U.S. only took off after World War II.
Some entrepreneurs and trainers played a vital role in the rising exercise culture.
The rise of exercise culture has that has led to fitness-focused New Year's resolutions does not mean people will exercise. Only 1 in 4 U.S. adults and 1 in 5 high school students meet the recommended physical activity guidelines.
The relentless optimism displayed each year in setting...
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