ERIC Number: EJ651365
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Running, Heart Disease, and the Ironic Death of Jim Fixx.
Plymire, Darcy C.
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, v73 n1 p38-46 Mar 2002
Runner Jim Fixx wrote a book about running and died young of a heart attack while running. Fixx and other authors believed heart disease resulted from overcivilization and recommended running as a way of life and cure, advising readers to listen to their bodies instead of their doctors. Fixx's adherence to that philosophy explains his behavior (running through chest pain). (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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