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Stand Right and Be Healthy (July 1926)

By 1866-1940 J. H. (James Huff) McCurdy


James Huff McCurdy (1866-1940) published “Stand Right and Be Healthy” in the July 1926 edition of Popular Science Monthly. The article includes fourteen photographs of B. F. Boughner demonstrating good posture. McCurdy presents a series of thirteen ten-minute exercises for improving your posture. The article also includes brief background information on McCurdy.Dr. James Huff McCurdy graduated from Springfield College in 1890. In 1895, he returned to the school as an instructor. He contributed to the field of physical education in many ways, including his studies on the relationship between heart rate, blood pressure, and motor tasks in adolescent boys. In 1924, he published one of the first texts for Exercise Physiology. In 1918, James H. McCurdy realized the need “for an extensive programme of sports and recreation in the immediate postwar period that would bridge the gap and ease the transition between military service and civilian life.” The result was the Inter-Allied Games, the biggest international sports event that had ever been held at that time. Attended by 25,000 people, the Games were a huge success. Dr. McCurdy was the Director of the Division of Athletes, Hygiene and Health for the American YMCA among American troops in France during World War I. Popular Science Monthly was founded in May 1872 by Edward L. Youmans. The magazine is now known only as Popular Science

Topics: Springfield College; Springfield College--Alumni and alumnae; Springfield College--Faculty; International Young Men's Christian Association College;, McCurdy, J. H. (James Huff), 1866-1940;, Physical education; Physical fitness;
Publisher: Popular Science Monthly
Year: 1916
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