The little known history of Marilyn Monroe's workout habits

Nov. 22, 2017


Marilyn Monroe is most remembered for her roles as movie star, performer and international sex symbol.

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But the renaissance woman had a lesser-known hobby: Yoga.

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Monroe adopted the practice way before it was cool. The discipline didn't take off in the U.S. until the '70s, but she was twisting her body as early as 1948.

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During an era in which women weren't necessarily celebrated for their physical accomplishments, Monroe kept fitness a priority.

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She included 10 minutes of weight lifting into her morning routine.

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Seems like the list of reasons to admire Monroe just grew a little bit longer.