January 30, 1943

How to Be Fit

JAMA. 1943;121(5):379. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840050077032

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The book is a well written, well edited collection of exercises directed toward physical development. The purpose of the exercises is to work all muscles of the body including some that are little used. The exercises do not call for sudden strain nor do they tax the body unduly. There are two sets of lessons. Each lesson is composed of eight exercises, with excellent illustrations of each. The first set of lessons numbers fifteen and is designed for general use of old and young. Any one who plays golf or tennis or does gardening can do them. The second set of five lessons is a sort of "postgraduate" course, to be used on completion of the first set and only by the young and strenuous who wish further development. The book is well worth while for use in gymnasiums, schools, Y. M. C. A.s and colleges. The author is an

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