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Let's get physical : how women discovered exercise and reshaped the world / Danielle Friedman.

Friedman, Danielle, (author.).


"A captivating blend of reportage and personal narrative that explores the untold history of women's exercise culture--from jogging and Jazzercise to Jane Fonda--and how women have parlayed physical strength into other forms of power"-- Provided by publisher.
For much of the twentieth century sweating was considered unladylike and girls grew up believing physical exertion would cause their uterus to literally fall out. It was only in the sixties that women began to move en masse. Friedman reveals the hidden history of contemporary women's fitness culture, and shows how exercise evolved from a beauty tool pitched almost exclusively as a way to "reduce" into a path to mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Each chapter uncovers the birth of a fitness movement that laid the foundation for working out today-- and how fitness can create a more powerful sisterhood. -- adapted from jacket.

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  • ISBN: 9780593188422
  • ISBN: 059318842X
  • Physical Description: xxiii, 328 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2022]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Sweat -- Reduce -- Tuck -- Run -- Bounce -- Burn -- Lift -- Stretch -- Expand -- Where are they now?
Subject: Exercise for women > History.
Physical fitness.
HEALTH & FITNESS / Exercise / General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture.
HEALTH & FITNESS / Women's Health.
Exercise for women.
Physical fitness.
Genre: History.
Creative nonfiction.
Informational works.

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