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RULES FOR HEALTH AND BEAUTY
FOR GIRLS*
By MARTHA FOOTE CROW
BODILY CARRIAGE
Hold the head erect.
Keep the chest high.
Hold the abdomen in.
Rest the weight of the body on the balls of the feet.
Keep this position constantly, by day and by night.
When lying down, stretch out; do not curl up.
EXERCISE
Make a special study of the proper times for exercise and take a normal amount of it at those times.
Let nothing induce you to undertake severe bodily work or strain when the body is not in a condition to sustain the strain.
When all conditions are right for it, take a good deal of joyous exercise.
Learn some systematic exercises and practice them every day.
Systematize the exercise in housework as far as possible and supplement it when needed by long walks and hill-climb­ing.
CORRECT BREATHING
Take long breaths of fresh air on rising and frequently through the day.
* From "The American Country Girl," by Martha Foote Crow, pub­lished by Frederick A. Stokes and Company, New York. Used by permission of the author.
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