Advancing health through science, education and medicine

The Evolution of Medical Views on Exercise

Dorothy Nye

Nye, Dorothy, Lady be Fit! Exercises for Energy, Efficiency and Lasting Health, New York: The Womens Press, 1942.

Definition Objective

Energetic movement wakens up circulation & pushes more blood to muscles & brain with each beat of the heart, quickens body functions, ushering out poisons in system & heightens resistance to sickness, also makes excess fat dwindle. Exercise also lifts the spirits.

Nye, 33-4.

Frequency Type / Mode 

Regularly, start off with 2x/wk; “Make a date with yourself for your exercises. A daily date.”

Nye, 37, 41.

Skiing, skating, deck tennis, bowling, badminton, golf, riding, bicycling, swimming, roller skating, ping-pong, squash, walking, gardening.

Nye, 38-9.

Duration Time of Day  Intensity



© Copyright American College of Sports Medicine

Featured Publication

The single most internationally read and referenced text in sports medicine, exercise science, and health and fitness, this manual succinctly summarizes recommended procedures for exercise testing…

» Read More