History

Editorial: Is Exercise Your Hobby – Strength Magazine – April, 1929

Webster’s dictionary states that a hobby is “a topic, theme or the like unduly occupying one’s attention or interest.” So far as I am concerned, a hobby is an idea which unduly occupies your attention or interest when it becomes an end in itself. When we exercise because we want to improve ourselves physically and so increase our efficiency for some other end, exercise cannot be called a hobby in any derogatory sense.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas