In regards to fitness, they are credited with:
- Inventing and refining organized fitness training
- The OLYMPIC games
- Establishing the foundations of what is now known as Physical Therapy
- Incorporating fitness training into youth education
- Inventing the Barbell/Dumbbell (yes, they did)
Soon, I will be moving on to the Romans. A complex civilization that ultimately become one of the largest empires in the history of the world. And eventually declined. There are many, many theories as to why.
One thing is agreed upon. As the empire grew, so did the Roman waistlines, and overtime fitness and health became less and less important to them. Why?
INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW
My quest is to truly find ways to help people incorporate some form of fitness into their everyday lives. And make that a priority. Neither of these two great civilizations had lattes, reality television, or drive-thru fast food. Both had a host of other outside influences to derail them from focusing on daily health and well being. They, the Romans, seemed to become quite literally, "to big for their britches". (or robes, rather). I plan to find out as much as I can as to why.
We are a great nation. Full of great people. Yet we are becoming more and more sedentary.
I believe we can be both "Thinkers" AND "Doers".