A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from August 16, 2015
“My favorite exercise is chewing”

"My favorite exercise is chewing” is a jocular line that has been printed on many T-shirts."Chewing is my favorite exercise!” was in 1952 print advertisements for Milk-Bone dog biscuits, “My favorite exercise is chewing” was cited in print in 2004. “My Favorite exercise is CHEWING” was cited on Twitter on January 5, 2011.

The one-liner went viral in 2011 and 2012. “It’s hard to diet when your favorite exercise is chewing!” and “The only form of exercise I actually enjoy is chewing” were printed on “Aunty Acid” comic character products in 2012.


3 February 1952, Boston (MA) Sunday Advertiser, pg. 16, The American Weekly, col 1 ad:
CHEWING IS MY FAVORITE EXERCISE!
(Milk-Bone Dog Biscuit.—ed.)

Google Books
7 April 1952, Life magazine, pg. 18, col. 3 ad:
CHEWING IS MY FAVORITE EXERCISE!
(Milk-Bone Dog Biscuit.—ed.)

National Women’s Health Network
Whatever Moves You
Women’s Health Activist Newsletter
March/April 2004
by Adriane Fugh-Berman, M.D.
My favorite exercise is chewing. If my heart rate goes up in anticipation of a favorite culinary treat, does eating count as a workout?

Twitter
biglesp
‏@biglesp
Makin dinner,roast beef,veg&gravy x x x no wonder i’m fat, oh hang on,no, its because my only exercise is chewing
12:34 PM - 12 Jul 2009

Google Books
Skinny Is Overrated:
The Real Woman’s Guide to Health and Happiness at Any Size

By Danielle Milano
Austin, TX: Synergy Books
2010
Pg. 43:
If you’re really out of shape, and your only exercise is chewing, don’t even think about heart rate until you are in better physical condition.

Twitter
Ronny Sansone
‏@FairyVillagecom
@sunkitty7 My Favorite exercise is CHEWING
10:12 AM - 5 Jan 2011

Twitter
archerpt
‏@archerpt
Favorite Patient Quote of the Day:
“What’s your favorite exercise?”
“Chewing!”
5:36 PM - 16 Feb 2011

Twitter
AliceKristina
‏@aliceheinelxo
The only exercise I actually enjoy is chewing #ilovefood
2:14 AM - 5 Dec 2011

Fuel Running
Runner Things #912
Posted on 04 Sep, 2012
What’s your favorite exercise?
Chewing.

Facebook
Grocery Geek shared Aunty Acid’s photo.
September 11, 2012 ·
Ha!
“It’s hard to diet when your favorite exercise is chewing!”

Google Groups: alt.online-service.webtv
{{{{IT’S ALIVE!!!!}}}} (WebTV That Is.) wink
databasics
6/30/13
(...)
What is Stagger Lee’s favorite exercise?
Chewing!

Google Groups: alt.online-service.webtv
What is Stagger Lee’s favorite exercise?
Andre Winsor
12/10/13
Chewing.

Twitter
FunnyOneLiners
‏@Funnyoneliners
It’s hard to diet when your favorite exercise is chewing.
7:14 AM - 17 Aug 2015

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityExercise/Running/Health Clubs • Sunday, August 16, 2015 • Permalink