Here are some interesting reader questions I’ve compiled from Physical Culture magazine. The magazine derives its name from a fitness movement that arose in the latter portion of the nineteenth century. Proponents of Physical Culture believed that exercise and health were essential to a person’s overall well being. As a result, many institutions developed “physical culture” programs which included the building of gymnasiums and creation of fitness routines. Additionally, individuals endeavored to incorporate better eating habits and physical activity into their daily lives. Physical Culture, edited by renown fitness guru Bernarr MacFadden, was one of the most popular publications promoting this new lifestyle.