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There is no question that we are in the midst of an exercise epidemic. The authors and this reviewer hope that it will spread. Currently, 40% of Americans exercise regularly. What is more important is that 60% don't.
The first portion of this tidy, well-documented book serves to validate the exercise hypothesis. Clinical, laboratory, and epidemiologic sources are interrelated to affirm the major benefits of an active exercise program in a variety of settings. The authors draw heavily on the two significant reports, one involving a survey of Harvard alumni and the other a survey of San Francisco longshoremen. (It
Exercise and Health.. Ann Intern Med. ;96:688. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-96-5-688_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(5):688.
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