A Complete System of Treatment for the General Care of the Body, for the Young, Old, Weak and Strong

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1891 - Exercise - 228 pages
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Page 195 - Let me have men about me that are fat ; Sleek-headed men, and such as sleep o' nights. Yond' Cassius has a lean and hungry look ; He thinks too much : such men are dangerous.
Page 121 - English trials 6.3, and the highest 83, for the strength of the arms. In the power of the loins, the highest among the New Hollanders was 13 ; the lowest of the English 12.7, and the highest 21.3. " These results,
Page 121 - ... viz : twelve natives of Van Diemen's Land, seventeen of New Holland, fifty-six of the island of Timor, seventeen Frenchmen belonging to the expedition, and fourteen Englishmen in the colony of New South Wales. The following numbers express the mean result in each case ; but the details are all given in a tabular form in the original.
Page 196 - It has been said truly, that while we ought not to let the bad temper of others influence us, it would be as unreasonable to spread a blister upon the skin and not expect it to draw, as to think of a family not suffering because of the bad temper of any of its inmates.
Page 120 - ... will be obtained ; but, if otherwise, it is to be apprehended that some defect exists, through the unskilfulness or mismanagement of the trainer, which ought instantly to be remedied by such alterations as the circumstances of the case may demand. It is evident, therefore, that in many instances the trainer must be guided by his judgment, and that no fixed rules of management can, with absolute certainty, be depended upon for producing an invariable and determinate result.
Page 116 - In his own person, he afforded an excellent example of the wisdom of his rules, and the propriety of his regimen. Pliny tells us that, in early life, he made a public profession, that he would agree to forfeit all pretensions to the name of a physician, should he ever suffer from sickness, or die but of old age ; and, what is...
Page 119 - ... which are the infallible results of such preparatory discipline. The skilful trainer attends to the state of the bowels, the lungs, and the skin ; and he uses such means as will reduce the fat, and at the same time invigorate the muscular fibre.
Page 121 - It is as difficult to run a mile at the top of one's speed as co walk a hundred, and, therefore, if he performs this short distance well, it may be concluded, that his condition is perfect, or that he has derived all the advantages which can possibly result from the training process. The manner of training...
Page 111 - A modern and able writer on this subject, after pointing out the importance of physical exertion, says, that "Exercises, moreover, inspire confidence in difficult situations, and suggest resources in danger. This consequent influence on the moral conduct of a man is such that, by a confidence which is well founded, because it springs from a perfect knowledge of his own powers, he is often enabled to render the most important services to others.
Page 72 - Ah! what avail the largest gifts of heaven, " When drooping health and spirits go amiss? " How tasteless then whatever can be given! " Health is the vital principle of bliss,

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