Practical Training for Athletics, Health, and Pleasure

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byRandolph Faries

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1897. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER I. EXERCISE IN GENERAL. HUNDREDS of persons exercise daily never knowing what the effects of the exercise they are taking are, and why these effects take place. To understand fully the therapeutic value of exercise requires a thorough knowledge of medicine with an exceptionally good knowledge of physiology and anatomy. When taking exercise, in a general way, one should always seek to gain health, not strength. Health and strength are closely allied, but they are by no means the same. Many men are possessed of very strong intellects, yet they are not healthy. Some men are also muscular giants, but when carefully examined, it is found that different parts of their body, such as the heart, the nervous system, the lungs, and the kidneys, are far from healthy. No person should take any exercise that requires a greater expenditure of energy than the body is able sufficiently to repair. Judgment in this respect is a most potent factor for accomplishing good or evil, according as it is used or abused by the person exercising. No person ever injured his constitution in any way by judicious-exercise. It is the injudicious who suffer. Every person should have a purpose in exercising, and should follow a regular course in physical training, seeking to obtain a healthy, strong and symmetrical body. The proper kind of exercise to be taken can be mapped out only by an expert with medical assistance; there is absolutely no danger, and great benefit results, if the prescribed course be strictly adhered to. The way exercise benefits a weakened part of the body is by sending new blood to the part. The blood itself may be enriched, by taking wholesome food; and this fact should never escape the minds of those who anticipate a course of physical culture. Pure air and water, ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1897. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER I. EXERCISE IN GENERAL. HUNDREDS of persons exercise daily never knowing what the effects of the exercise they are taking are...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217034446

ISBN - 13:9780217034449

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