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Devotion to or emphasis on physical fitness. Athleticism and an enthusiasm for sporting activities was a component of so-called ‘muscular Christianity': a loosely knit movement at the end of the nineteenth century that aimed to instil into youth Godliness, patriotism, and physical fitness, which were seen to be, in some way, connected.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Sport and Leisure.

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