First of all, what is radio calisthenics?
Radio calisthenics is a radio program broadcasting a set of warm-up exercise guidelines along with music.
As far as we know, it is popular in Japan, China, and Taiwan.
In Japan, NHK
is the company broadcasting the program using the AM radio at 594kHz (channel name NHK Radio 1), and it goes from 6:30 am for approximately 10 minutes.
According to the Japan Post Insurance
, the first broadcasting took place in 1928.
The aim was to improve the health of the general public in Japan.
Ever since then, this Rajio (= radio in Japanese) Taiso has been incorporated into a lot of Japanese people's morning routine.
The good part about this exercise is that it's been designed for anyone at any age to do on their own and without any equipment required. From children to the elderlies and there's even one that you can do while seated.