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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Constitutional

 

a walk taken by healthy persons to strengthen their health and by ill persons undergoing a course of treatment. Constitutionals are especially indicated for patients with certain diseases of the cardiovascular system, respiratory organs, gastrointestinal tract, and liver. Constitutionals are also recommended for people with a tendency toward obesity. At health resorts, terrain cure is used for treatment purposes.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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