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The Evolution of Medical Views on Exercise

George H. Taylor

Taylor, George H., Health by Exercise, New York: John B. Alden, 1883.

Definition Objective
Massage-energy in the from of motion received, depends on sources outside of the individual to whom it is applied, involves no effort on the part of the patient & therefore demands no nutritive action for the support of nerve-centres

Exercise-energy given, yielded, or expended, at the expense of the interior resources of the individual, incited by his will, & demands primarily increase of blood in nerve-centres to maintain the nutritive action.

Taylor, 364.

Frequency Type / Mode 

Regular, daily time.

Taylor, 367.

Duration Time of Day  Intensity
Each processes should last 1-2 minutes with 5-10 minutes between each processes & together for the application of the processes should last an hour or two.

Taylor, 368, 370.
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