The Complete Book of Running
The book 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.
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 at age 52 of a heart attack after his daily run, which opened up discussion about the links between running, health, and life expectancy.
- Lawrence K. Altman, M.D. (24 July 1984). "The Doctor's World; James Fixx: The Enigma Of Heart Disease". The New York Times.
- Jane Gross (22 July 1984). "James F. Fixx Dies Jogging: Author On Running Was 52". The New York Times.