An Introduction to the Science of Respiropathy

An Introduction to the Science of Respiropathy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...exercise, properly taken, strengthens and invigorates every function of the body. Muscuilar exercise is an agent which increases the depth and frequency of the respiratory movements. The hygienic importance of this does not lie in the better oxidation of wastes through increased respiration, but because of the secondary effects of the respiratory movements in promoting the flow of blood 'and especially the flow of the lymph. The improved lymphatic environment of every cell resulting from increased breathing movements and from the pumping action of the mechanical motion, the relief of internal congestions and the favorable influence upon digestive functions--all these things are necessary to healthy cell life. It is one essential for the maintenance of health-that the body shall be exercised in all its parts. Rational physical exercise develops not only the muscles but affects all the organs of the body; the heart, lungs, skin, kidneys, brain and digestive apparatus are stimulated. The body and its various organs and parts need suflicient exercise daily, just as they require a sufiicient amount of air and food. "Excessive exercise tends to weaken the heart, and is a common cause of morbid excitability manifested by irritability of temper, sensitiveness, and that form of nervous unrest known as 'fidgets.' " (Harrington.) The system of muscles with their tendons and attachments constitute the machinery of motion, which is operated by the vital force through the motor nerves. A general law governing all-the vital machinery provides that within certain limits an organ shall correspond with the work it is required to do. Under this law the muscles increase both in size and force by their judicious use, and more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236785010
  • 9781236785015