Fitness Has Fallen Since The Days Of Ancient Greece

Wed, 14 Feb 2007 10:00 AM EST

... We may not be as fit as the people of ancient Athens, despite all that modern diet and training can provide, according to research by University of Leeds (UK) exercise physiologist, Dr Harry Rossiter.Dr Rossiter measured the metabolic rates of modern athletes rowing a reconstruction of an Athenian trireme, a 37m long warship powered by 170 rowers seated in three tiers. [click link for full article] ...