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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

 

 

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