The Evolution of Exercise: 10 Main Events

Leo Robert

Man's need for exercise began with foraging for subsistence and is just as essential in our age of sitting and screen time. Trace the evolution, here.

The evolution of exercise began more than 12 000 years ago with hunters and gatherers who had to be fit to survive. Those forebears would be shocked at the the sedentary ways of modern times. From foraging for subsistence to sitting and screen time, humankind has come a long way. Click through the short slide show below for 10 highlights of the journey.