Newsholme's School Hygiene; The Laws of Health in Relation to School Life

Newsholme's School Hygiene; The Laws of Health in Relation to School Life

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...organs, and with every means by which the child's health may be brought up to a high standard and maintained at this standard throughout school-life. These objects ought to be as much the teacher's object as the instillation of definite knowledge; and the teacher ought to be in a position to send his pupil forth from the school with as good health as he possessed on entering it. The muscles represent rather more than half the whole weight of the body; they contain in their substance about one-fourth of the whole volume of blood; and they have an active influence on the circulation of the blood, on respiration and on nutrition, besides being the chief producers of heat in the body. Most muscles of the body, being controlled by the will of the individual, are in direct communication with the nervous system, the nervous and muscular systems being both influenced by muscular activity. Thus muscular exercise is important during school-life because of its influence (1) on the general health, and (2) on the brain. 1. Influence of Muscular Exercise on the General Health.--The muscles themselves can only be made and kept firm, large, and strong by regular exercise. Muscular work is the chief source of heat in the body; the circulation of blood is improved and rendered more uniform, and consequently cold feet and chilblains are avoided. The lungs work more actively during muscular exercise, so as to supply the increased amount of oxygen required. Thus the respiratory capacity is increased, the tendency to a fiatchested condition is averted, and the liability to chest ailments'is greatly diminished. The improved nutrition is shown by the better appetite and the improved digestion which are caused by exercise. Indigestion and allied...
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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236948408
  • 9781236948403