A Letter From the Publisher: Oct. 7, 1985

During the past few years, as TIME has presented cover stories on the running boom, stress, cholesterol and the changing images of beauty, it has become apparent that Americans have developed a new awareness about the way they look and feel. Responding to that interest, the magazine this week inaugurates a new section, called Health & Fitness, with an evaluation of how well Americans shape up, along with the latest news about nutrients. Says Managing Editor Ray Cave: "A major change in modern life has been the increasing understanding of the benefits of fitness and preventive medicine. It is not a...

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