Medical Indoor Gymnastics, Or, a System of Hygienic Exercises for Home Use to Be Practiced Anywhere Without Apparatus or Assistance by Young and Old of Either Sex for the Preservation of Health and General Activity

Medical Indoor Gymnastics, Or, a System of Hygienic Exercises for Home Use to Be Practiced Anywhere Without Apparatus or Assistance by Young and Old of Either Sex for the Preservation of Health and General Activity

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 Excerpt: ...that this as well as all the other following body movements must be carried out as gently, smoothly, and quietly as possible. As the movements Nos. 18 and 19 can be easily carried out while lying under a coverlet (for the first, the arms should be held close against the sides), they can be used alternately, with short rests between each 50 or 100 repetitions, for The forward movement will be mainly performed by the upright front muscles of the stomach, the backward one by the motor muscles of the back. The result will be a special mechanically healing effect on the abdominal functions, if they are torpid, and constipated, etc., and a reinvigoration of the lower muscles of the back when paralxjsed. (21) Body Bending Sideways--20, 30 40 times each way. The body will be swayed directly left and right, avoiding all kind of effort in the movement. The exercise will be performed chiefly by the side and back muscles of the stomach, and by those between the ribs. It has a beneficial effect on the circulation of the blood, and the functions of the organs lying on either side of the abdominal cavity, especially on the liver and the spleen, and thus may be specially recommended in cases of disorders connected with congestions of the portal circulation. (22) Body Turning--10, 20, 30 times each way. The body remains quite upright, and with the legs firm and the back erect, makes a full turn, first right and then left, tin its own axis. The lower muscles of the back and those of the hips on both sides are most active in this move bringing on sleep in cases where through want of muscular exertion, or through troublesome mental exeitemcut and too intense thought, sleep does not come when needed. It is also a means for warming the whole of the upper part of the body in a si...
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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1130972143
  • 9781130972146