Tuesday, October 10
"Shake those feet" Notice there were no fat Charleston dancers
Now part of it is that people in the 1920s hadn't grown mountains of fat cells as is the case with people living a 'modern' lifestyle and eating a 'modern' diet. But those people -- the ones who went to dance clubs -- drank a lot of booze, which puts on the calories. I think it would be impossible to get fat if you went out to clubs a few times a week to do the Charleston. That dance takes ENERGY but once you learn the basic steps it's hard to stop dancing. The human brain just seems to love the Charleston -- and maybe also the music that goes with it.