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Discus Thrower
Date Issued: 1965-02-15
Postage Value: 5 cents

Commemorative issue
Physical Fitness - Sokol
Discus Thrower

Design of this issue paid tribute to the program initiated by the late President John F. Kennedy and the centennial of the Sokol educational and physical fitness organization. Exercise has both physical and psychological benefits. From a physical standpoint, exercise helps develop muscle tone and strength and control weight. Regular exercise is believed to make bones stronger by increasing calcium uptake. Psychologically, exercise is believed to contribute to a feeling of well-being as well as stress relief.

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