Thursday, March 5, 2009

Tell Me Something I Don't Already Know!

In honor of Nutrition Month, I offer this tidbit of trivia:

The word Gymnasium is derived from the Greek word γυμνάσιον (gymnasion) meaning 'place to be naked' and was used in ancient Greece to designate a locality for the education of young men including physical education which was customarily performed naked as well as bathing and studies. For the Greeks, physical education was considered as important as cognitive learning. Most Greek gymnasia had libraries that could be utilized after relaxing in the baths.

Thank god for Nike and Adidas designing fashionable and comfortable workout gear. I don't think I'd enjoy being 'au natural' at my local 24 Hour Fitness!

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