Wisdom from the past published in 1877!
"It is not a new thing to say' that “modern people eat too much." The evidence of the fact is present in almost every home in the land. The remedy, however, is not so well known. More exercise is needed, and not, as many suppose, a course of dieting. A little exercise with the Indian clubs and dumb bells every evening, and perhaps every morning also, would go a great way toward curing-many of the faults in our present mode of living, and toward eradicating many of the ailments to which most of us are subjected. To those who have not picked up an Indian club or dumb bell in years the improvements that have been made in the models of the Indian clubs particularly are very noticeable."
Health and muscular gymnastics – Spalding library
James Cromie 1877