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Diet and exercise fads in the Victorian era

Breathing exercises are conducted at the Battle Creek Sanitarium circa 1900. The health resort opened in 1866 and was world renowned as a place for the rich and famous to learn the principles of a healthy lifestyle. Fresh air, exercise, frequent enemas and a low-fat, low-protein diet were practiced. Treatment methods included hydrotherapy, phototherapy, electrotherapy and mechanotherapy.

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Diet and exercise fads in the Victorian era