Exercise Events in America

Timeline created by danacastellano
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    Ancient Greek Civilization

    Ancient Greek Civilization
    2500-250 B.C.: The embodiment of ancient Greek civilization is the idea that “physical well-being is necessary for mental well-being
  • Gymnastics

    1700-1850: First modern fitness movement, which came in the form of gymnastics programs
  • Industrial Revolution

    Industrial Revolution
    1843: This was the beginning of studies done to measure the benefits of physical activity.
  • Degenerative Diseases Founded

    Degenerative Diseases Founded
    1915: Dr. F.C. Smith of the US Surgeon General’s Office reported an increasing incidence of degenerative diseases in those not employed in jobs involving manual labor
  • Physical Education Started

    Physical Education Started
    1918: Government legislation was then passed that required improvements to the physical education programs within public schools.
  • 5 Components of Health Related Fitness

    5 Components of Health Related Fitness
    1940s: Dr. Thomas K. Cureton developed fitness tests for cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility. These findings became the foundations behind future exercise programs.
  • John F Kennedy

    John F Kennedy
    1950s: President John F. Kennedy was a big advocate of the health related benefits fitness provided.
  • ACSM Founded

    ACSM Founded
    1954: The American College of Sports Medicine has proved to be one of the premier organizations in the promotion of health and fitness to American society and worldwide. Throughout its history, ACSM has established position stands on various exercise-related issues based on scientific research.