09/17/2013 11:11 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2013

Wacky Workouts: 8 Unexpected Fitness Fads


It used to be that hunting for things to eat and running from the clutches of wild beasts was enough to keep the body fit. Then there was farming and the basic manual labors of life to keep us trim. But sometime after the industrial revolution, conveniences became plenty, we moved to cities, and we started getting weak and pudgy -- which also contrasts wildly with the wisdom of the experts and the Western ideal. What to do? Exercise!

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