The Complete Book of Running

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The Complete Book of Running
Author Jim Fixx
Country United States
Language English
Genre Non-fiction
Publication date
1977

The Complete Book of Running is a 1977 non-fiction book written by Jim Fixx.[1][2]

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Discusses not only the physical benefits of running, but its psychological benefits as well: increasing self-esteem, acquiring a "high" from running, and being able to cope better with pressure and tension.

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Jim Fixx was the author of the 1977 best-seller The Complete Book of Running, which sold over one million copies. Fixx is credited with popularizing the sport of running and contributing to the 1970s running boom through regular media appearances that touted the health benefits of exercise. Predisposed to heart problems, Fixx died of a heart attack after his daily run at age 53, which opened up discussion about the links between running, health, and life expectancy.

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