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Exercise-The Health Save – Strength Magazine – February, 1926

No one can look at our everyday life without realizing how far away we have arrived from the primitive living conditions in the midst of which the human body formerly did its work. In the good old days, man’s problem was where is the next meal coming from, and how am I going to get it; not how many calories are there in corned beef? The truth of the matter is that each succeeding generation finds fewer people who have to work with their hands to make a living, and each generation finds very few people who will work physically unless they have to. In every walk of life, machines are doing so much work that it will be our only means of physical development.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas