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The Wackiest Health Fads of the Past Decade

New report looks back on the strange ways folks have tried to get healthy over the years......

Think you are constantly hearing about a new health fad that’s all the rage? Like say the Keto diet, or CrossFit. As long as folks are trying to get healthy, there will be some willing to do anything to reach their goal, and over the years there have certainly been some crazy things people have done in the name of health.

Well, vitamin supplement company Swanson Health is celebrating their 49th anniversary by looking back at some of the crazier health fads of the last five decades and while some of us may remember some of them, there are plenty of folks out there who’ll be left shaking their heads.

Crazy health fads from the past five decades include:

1960s – The Buttermilk Diet – Had folks drinking six glasses a day

1970s – Air Shorts & Air Jeans – These inflatable shorts put pressure on the waist, hips and thighs, allegedly massaging and soothing muscles as people move.

1970s – The Cookie Diet – Folks got to eat six cookies a day.

1970s – The Grapefruit Diet – You had to eat a grapefruit at every meal.

1980s – Buns of Steel – Exercises that emphasized the booty

1980s - The Cabbage Soup Diet – Cabbage soup for 10 days. Wouldn’t want to be in a room with that person.

1990s – The Thighmaster – Six million of these were sold in the first year

2000s – Christian Bale Diet – Followed the actor’s apples and tuna only diet for “The Machinist”

2000s – P9OX – A 90-day intense workout

2010s – The Shake Weight – A device that shook while you held it, allegedly to tone your body

2010s – Prancercise – A combo of dancing while walking, made this viral video...

(Yea, I saw it, just thought better of saying something about it )

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