Exercise

Key Stage 1 and 2: Science; Fashion and Beauty: Keeping Healthy: Films show various exercise traditions, and group exercise regimes, mostly of women but some of children and teenagers. Useful in explaining the importance of fitness for physical wellbeing and in highlighting preoccupation with physical appearance. Questions: Why is exercise important to health? What are the benefits of healthy eating a physical exertion?

Women's PT AKA Women's Physical Exercise Issue Title - This Way Please

Women's PT AKA Women's Physical Exercise Issue Title - This Way Please (1937)

Young women of the 'Dancing to Fitness League' performing their exercises for the camera.

High School Fitness

High School Fitness (1962)

High school boys undergo military-style physical fitness regime.

Fitness Exercises

Fitness Exercises (1950)

Charles Neil demonstrates how to achieve good posture. Dublin, Ireland.

Basic Movement

Basic Movement (1946)

A new form of exercise introduced - Basic Movement.

Gym Jaunts!  For The Youngsters

Gym Jaunts! For The Youngsters (1931)

Very young children are put through gruelling exercise routines.

The Wheel Of Life

The Wheel Of Life (1930)

Fantastic film showing women and men using "health wheels".