Today, there's a multitude of exercise and diet fads to help us lose weight-but women of the 60s, as evidenced in this 1963 essay from Harper's Bazaar, were about accomplishing more with less effort. Were they on to something?
Every so often, one meets a woman "lovely in her bones"; a woman, that is, who maintains well past her first youth a figure flexible and full of grace, emanating vitality and poise; her limbs and torso are lithe as a girl's. What is her secret? One might suspect tennis weekends, and strenuous bouts of routine exercises between. But the source of her splendid fitness, you will discover, lies in the mysterious power of a steadfast mental attitude. An innate respect for the clever and beautiful body nature bequeathed her, and an abiding conviction that it's up to her to keep it at perfect pitch, animate her motions. She is, at almost every moment of the day, a living exercise.
This subliminal approach to a lovely physique is open to any woman who cares toRead More »from How to Exercise Without Really Trying