Bernarr Macfadden

You probably haven’t heard of him, but Bernarr Macfadden what the fitness enthusiast of his day (1868-1955). While he seems to have been a bit quirky (but so was Joseph Pilates so we’ll let that slide), he purported living a healthy lifestyle without processed foods of pills. He was known as “The Father of Physical Culture.”

What did he believe in?

  • Calorie Restriction
  • Walking (you can never walk to much)
  • And PILATES. He believed good health had a great deal to do with your spine and supported pilates-style exercises.

About the Author:

Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.

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