The modern-day treadmill has come a long way since its inception in 1818. In fact, the very first treadmill was called an ‘Eternal Staircase’ and was created to make prisoners pump water or crush grain. This is an infographic by Nordictrack that walks you through the history of this modern-day exercise device.

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History of the Treadmill

Irma Wallace

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