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The Evolution of Medical Views on Exercise

Friedrich Hoffmann (1660-1742)

Hoffmann, Friedrich MD, Fundamenta Medicinae, trans. Lester S. King, London: MacDonald.

Definition Objective


Frequency Type / Mode 

For adolescents & youths (#60) — mild bodily activity, dancing, exercise in moderation.

Hoffmann, 113.

Duration Time of Day  Intensity

#20-To keep body healthy, one should exercise enough to have a good sweat and feel somewhat weary.

Hoffmann, 110.

#66- Vigorous exercise is better before meals than after.

Hoffman, 108.


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