Health and Beauty

Health and Beauty : An Explanation of the Laws of Growth and Exercise; Through Which a Pleasing Contour, Symmetry of Form, and Graceful Carriage of the Body Are Acquired; And the Common Deformities of the Spine and Chest Prevented (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Health and Beauty: An Explanation of the Laws of Growth and Exercise; Through Which a Pleasing Contour, Symmetry of Form, and Graceful Carriage of the Body Are Acquired; And the Common Deformities of the Spine and Chest Prevented It is the part of a cautious observer, unbiassed by individual caprices and wayward impulses, to note and record the succession of movements and chan ges, which may be said to constitute events, in the human body, from birth to death; and to study care fully the modifications produced by all the external agencies to which it is subjected. The result of Ob servations thus cautiously and honestly made proves, that there are laws, part Of the general ones of na ture, to which man is subjected, as fixedly, despite his false philosophy and perverse fashions, as are the planets to the laws of attraction and repulsion by which they move and are kept in their orbits. He cannot break through, with impunity, the laws of human nature, by abuses and excesses, no matter whether the motive be pure or vicious, more than he could interrupt those of general nature, by trying to arrest the earth in its course, or make it submit to oscillatory retarding movements. A person, who, without prior training of his vocal organs, or whose lungs have suffered from recent disease, should ia dulge in loud and protracted speech, or vociferation, will, assuredly, pay the penalty for such rashness. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 246 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 336g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243260407
  • 9780243260409