Weigh-In Day is celebrated after the New Year holidays. This is the best time to find out how much you have recovered! If you are one of the lucky ones who did not gain weight during the period of overeating, then you can congratulate yourself. For the rest, we recommend joining the party.
No party is complete without delicious food. Usually it is fried meat, potatoes, cakes, snacks… How to give up everything? We are sure that you should not do this, because there is a Weigh-In Day, which can return you to the previous mode.
Scientists are still arguing about the appearance of the first scales. Some believe that an analogue of the device arose in the 5th millennium BC. in Mesopotamia, others claim that this happened in 1800 BC. Researchers have found the oldest products on the territory of modern Pakistan. The scales were primitive, but they performed their function perfectly. They consisted of a bowl and a yoke, they required balance adjustment for correct operation. Instead of weights, stone cubes were used.
Did you know:
- ancient scales were counted among the instrument of God, which sentenced souls to heaven or hell;
- in Judaism are considered a symbol of hunger and lack;
- in the Renaissance, drawings depicting scales were not only in religious paintings, but also as a household device;
- in the 17th century, when the European Inquisition was fighting witchcraft, alleged witches were weighed on large scales. It was believed that their brooms, used for movement, could withstand no more than 50 kg;
- the French inventor Joseph Beranger modified the device so that it became more sensitive. Serial production began only at the beginning of the 20th century.
How to celebrate
Step on the scale on Weigh-In Day, close your eyes and take a deep breath… Look at the result and evaluate it: how much does it take to get rid of the extra pounds gained during the cheat meal? Tell your friends about the holiday and find out their plans. Sign up for a gym, start eating right, and your body will thank you!
When is National Weigh-In Day celebrated in 2024?
National Weigh-In Day is observed on the first Monday in January each year.