Lewis, Dio, Weak Lungs, and How to Make them Strong, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1871.
Lewis, Dio, The New Gymnastics for Men, Women and Children, New York: Clarke Brothers, 1883.
|Definition ||Objective |
Use of exercise for the cure/treatment of consumption.
Advantages of new system: uses every muscle, ensures all-sided development, exercises changed from one set of muscles to another, thus avoiding weariness & undue disturbance of circulation, ensures a completeness & grace, subordinated to personal or individual wants, purpose of all muscle training is to perfect intermarriage b/t nerve & muscle; this system compels the most complete interaction b/t soul & body, uses apparatus that can’t strain & stiffen the muscles, social life-both sexes & all ages, both sexes unite in all exercises and music.
Lewis, New Gymnastics, 7-9.
|Frequency ||Type / Mode |
In education, alternate study & physical exercise in periods no longer than half an hour throughout the day.
Lewis, Weak Lungs, 233.
Riding horseback, hunting, fishing, & Mountain air, walking, gardening, the ball games.
Lewis, Weak Lungs, 246.
|Duration ||Time of Day ||Intensity |
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Need for individual prescription of exercise; need to consider which muscles are defective & what exercises are required to bring them into order.
Moderation in exercise
Lewis, Weak Lungs, 249 and New Gymnastics, 235.