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The Evolution of Medical Views on Exercise

Bernard Christoph Faust (1755-1842)

Faust, B.C. M.D., Catechism of Health for the Use of Schools, and for Domestic Instruction, Dublin, 1796.

Definition Objective

Exercise in open air, creates hunger and thirst, helps the digestion of our food, and makes it nourishing, it purifies the blood, keeps the bowels healthy, and causes rest and sound sleep.

Faust, 50.

Frequency Type / Mode 
Duration Time of Day  Intensity

Do not want to exercise or work hard immediately before or after dinner, rather a little rest before and after dinner is necessary.

Faust, 51.

 

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