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The Evolution of Medical Views on Exercise

John Armstrong (1709-1779)

Armstrong, John, The Art of Preserving Health, London, T. Cadell and W. Davies,  1795.

Definition Objective

The flaccid nerves grow firm & gain a more compacted tone, subdue the greener juices, mellow, expel the vapid old & all the rancour of the blood

Armstrong, 89.

Frequency Type / Mode 

Roving walks, hunting, fishing, gardening, manly foils, tennis, graceful dance, active rural sports

Armstrong, 90-93, 95, 106.

Duration Time of Day  Intensity

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