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The Evolution of Medical Views on Exercise

Walter Camp

Camp, Walter, Keeping Fit All the Way: How to Obtain and Maintain Health, Strength and Efficiency, New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1919.

Definition Objective

Exercise produces energetic contraction of the large muscles which regulates the physical tone.   The Senior service program renews the resistive force of body, tones the muscles, opens the chest cavity, allowing more room for heart & lungs, gives exercise to atrophied muscles, & brings improvement in mental outlook & in animal spirits. 

Camp, 21, 53.

Frequency Type / Mode 

Once a day

Camp, 60.

Senior Service Program- setting-up exercises that open the chest, stimulate the heart, circulate the blood, walking, hill-climbing & weight carrying exercises.

Camp, 52-3.

Duration Time of Day  Intensity

A few hours a week to keep in respectable shape, three or four hrs/wk,  < 1hr/day

Camp, 10, 26, 39.



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