Monday, October 09, 2006

about health magazine

Bob Hoffman of York, Pennsylvania, was a highly decorated war hero in the First World War. He was also an Olympic coach and owner of the York Barbell Company. In addition to that he was publisher of Strength and Health magazine for many years. Coach Hoffman has always been a favorite of mine and I had the chance to meet him about fifty years ago at a body building competition.

His publication, Strength and Health was all about what the title indicated. Mr. Hoffman was deeply interested in health, as well as strength. In 1961 some of his thoughts on the benefits of regular exercise were published for the edification of readers the world over who were not only interested in sports and weightlifting but also in good health.