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The Evolution of Medical Views on Exercise

Maestros Mingho, Bartholommeo, Fillippo Cenni, and Cesari of Naples

Richards, Gertrude R. B., “A Renaissance regimen”, Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 7 (1939) 1170-1180

Definition Objective
Frequency Type / Mode 
On foot or on horseback.


Richards, 1178.

Duration Time of Day  Intensity
Exercise must not last until he is tired and perspiring, but to reach one end or the other exclusively.

Before each meal, better in the morning rather than the evening and better to have had first the usual purgation of urine and bowels.

Richards, 1178.

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