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American Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 2016, 4(4), 115-119
DOI: 10.12691/ajssm-4-4-6
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The Role of Exercise in Hippocratic Medicine

N. Nomikos1, , C. Trompoukis2, C. Lamprou3 and G. Nomikos4

1Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Science, Faculty of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (UoA), Athens, Greece

2Department History of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Crete, Greece

3Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (UoA), Athens, Greece

4Consultant Orthopaedic Department G.H. of Chios, Chios, Greece

Pub. Date: December 12, 2016

Cite this paper:
N. Nomikos, C. Trompoukis, C. Lamprou and G. Nomikos. The Role of Exercise in Hippocratic Medicine. American Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 2016; 4(4):115-119. doi: 10.12691/ajssm-4-4-6

Abstract

The crucial role of exercise in mental and physical health is a research field with growing interest in recent years. Scientific disciplines such as medicine, psychology and coaching, search the benefits of participation in training programs. Hippocrates has a separate thesis among the pioneers who recorded the benefits of equilibrated diet and exercise. This research aims to specify and assay the role of exercise in Hippocratic Medicine. After a review of literature, the Hippocratic writings “Regimen in Health - Περί διαίτης”, were identified and analyzed as the texts which containing the thesis of exercise in Hippocratic Medicine.

Keywords:
physical activity health medicine Hippocrates

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