- Hawaiian Ancient Surfing
Traditional Hawaiian culture is rich with ancient surfing history; giant, glossy surfboards for kings, conditioned koa boards for commoners.
- Health and Medical Symbols
Medical symbols throughout the history of humankind have often featured serpents. More abstract symbols, such as the red cross, are newer.
- Herbal Classic of Shen Nong
The Herbal Classic of Shen Nong is an ancient Chinese medical text, listing 365 substances with their descriptions and medicinal uses.
- Historical Fighters and Wrestlers
Health and Fitness History’s list of the most notable historical combat athletes, including figures like Diagoras of Rhodes and Egyptian Horus.
- Historical Runners
Health and Fitness History’s list of the most historical runners, including the legend behind the marathon race, Pheidippides.
- Historical Strongmen and Weightlifters
Health and Fitness History’s list of the most historical strongmen and weightlifters, including Milo of Croton and Theagenes of Thasos.
- History of Ball Sports
The history of ball sports, from ancient Chinese soccer to keep-away in Rome – learn about the ball games different cultures played throughout history.
- History of Basketball
The history of basketball is relatively short – not much more than a century old – originating in Massachusetts in 1891.
- History of Boxing
The history of boxing, from ancient Egypt to 17th century England. Learn about the fall of the sport and its revival a millennium later.
- History of Combat Sports
The history of combat sports, from ancient Asia, to Mesopotamia, to Europe – learn about fighting, boxing, and wrestling across cultures throughout history.
- History of Fitness
The history of fitness and exercise, from ancient Greece to India – learn how these cultures kept their bodies in healthy condition.
- History of Football (American)
The history of football, from ancient Greece to medieval Europe – learn about football games of the past and the development of modern American football.
- History of Golf
Learn about the history of golf and its debated origins, from medieval Chinese and Dutch sports to the development of the game itself in Scotland.
- History of Hockey
The history of hockey, from ancient Irish fields to frozen Canadian lakes – learn about the hockey sports different cultures have played throughout history.
- History of Karate
Learn about the history of karate, from its precursors in ancient India to its development in Okinawa, Japan and its spread in the 20th century.
- History of Kung Fu
Learn about the history of kung fu, from its precursors in India to its development in Shaolin and its spread throughout China in the Middle Ages.
- History of Rugby Football
The history of rugby, from ancient Greece to medieval Europe – learn about football games of the past leading up to England’s development of modern rugby.
- History of Running
The history of running, from ancient Ireland to Olympia – learn about the kinds of running competitions and games these cultures engaged in.
- History of Soccer
The history of soccer, from ancient China to medieval Europe – learn about football games of the past and the development of modern association football.
- History of Strength Training
The history of strength training, from ancient China to medieval Iceland – learn how these cultures disciplined their bodies to build strength and power.