Advancing health through science, education and medicine

The Evolution of Medical Views on Exercise

Felix Oswald

Oswald, Felix, Physical Education Or, Health Laws of Nature (New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1882).

Definition Objective

Exercise increases the action of the circulatory system, promotes elimination of effete matter, quickens all vital processes, langour & dypepsia disappear like rust from a busy plowshare; active exercises confer beauty of form and natural grace of deportment

Oswald, 116, 118.

Frequency Type / Mode 

Spear-throwing, hurling, swinging, lifting, running, walk, leaping, hurling, climbing, wrestling, swimming, out-door exercise

Oswald, 107-9, 128-131, 133-5, 139, 141.

Duration Time of Day  Intensity

 

 

© Copyright American College of Sports Medicine

Featured Publication

Learn how to optimize the health benefits of any group exercise class with this new ACSM resource. Online features include video clips and images.  » Read More