The following exercise is most beneficial when it is done in the fresh air.
Start doing this exercise once three times a day and gradually work up to four or five deep breaths three times a day. You may vary this routine by breathing in rapidly and exhaling slowly or vice versa. Musicians and public speakers are open benefitted by taking these deep breathing exercises, as it helps them to develop better breath control. When a person feels weary and exhausted from sedentary employment, these practice of deep breathing in the manner just described, with the body erect and the chest well expanded, will prove very refreshing and will help induce a restful sound sleep. He great advantage of an abundance of lung exercise can be seen from the fact that professional singers suffer less from ling disease than others and their chests are always better developed than are those of most other persons. The detrimental effects of breathing impure air, especially in a room where there are several people, are headache, nervousness, dullness, and aggravation of all diseases pertaining to the lungs. Current scientific studies show that there is an increase in lung cancer in nonsmokers who are constantly subjected to an atmosphere polluted with cigarette smoke. It is interesting to note that the cells that are the most sensitive to a lack of oxygen are the cells of the brain. The headaches with which school children are sometimes afflicted are often caused by breathing foul air. Turberculosis(consumption) is most frequent in those whose habits, vocations, or occupations are sedentary, as they usually spend much time in an atmosphere of impure air.
Walking increases the inhalation of oxygen threefold and has recently become one of the most popular forms of exercise in the United States. Participation in this wonderful and inexpensive exercise is possible by nearly everyone. Regular exercise in the open air is one of the most important factors for the preservation of health and the prolongation of life. The greater the degree of activity, the larger the amount of oxygen taken into our bodies. In cold weather we get a larger supply of oxygen than in hot weather., This makes us more active, both mentally and physically. Outdoor life in the cool fresh air of temperate zones have more energy than those who live in the tropics. A sound and vigorous body can only be produced by pure blood and healthy nerves. Proper exercise in the open air and sunshine is among God's greatest gifts to man. It gives good from and strength to the physical body and - all other health habits being equal - is one of he surest safeguards against disease and premature death. Oxygen, is one of the best blood purifiers and one of the most effective nerve tonics.
From the book sold over five million since 1939
- Back to Eden , written by Jethro Kloss.