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The Evolution of Medical Views on Exercise

Lord Bacon (1561-1626)

Bacon, Lord, “History of Life and Death” in The Art of Living Long. . . Louis Cornaro, 1905.

Definition Objective

Robust exercise makes the flesh hard & compact, Exercise sends nourishment into the parts more forcibly, helps to excern by sweat & makes the parts assimilate the more perfectly & makes the substance of the body more solid & compact, less like to be consumed & depredated by the spirits.

Bacon, 126.

Frequency Type / Mode 
Swimming within cold water.
Duration Time of Day  Intensity

Exercise should be done neither on an empty stomach nor a full one.

Bacon, 126.


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