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Do Athletes Die Young? – Strength Magazine – November, 1921

It is better to live seventy or eighty or a hundred years in health and happiness than to die at thirty from lifting three thousand pounds, or running mile in 4:10.”
The above is the concluding paragraph of an article entitled “How I Got Health and Strength,” by Julian Hawthorne, in the September issue of Physical Culture.The above sentiments are simply grand, and we can all agree with them; but in this article the author leads one to believe that heavy exercises are detrimental to good health, and that they tend to shorten the span of one’s life.

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