LAWS OF HEALTH
- Children should be taught to use the left hand as well as the right.
- Coarse bread is much better for children than fine.
- Children should sleep in separate beds, and should not wear night-caps.
- Children under seven years of age should not be confined over six or seven hours in the house, and that time should be broken by frequent recesses.
- Children and young people must be made to hold their heads up and their shoulders back while sitting, standing, or walking.
- The best beds for children are of hair, or, in winter, of hair and cotton.
- From one to one pound and a half of solid food is sufficient for a person in the ordinary vocations of business.
- Persons in sedentary employments should drop one-third of their food, and they will escape indigestion.
- Young persons should walk at least two hours a day in the open air.
- Young ladies should be prevented from bandaging the chest.
- We have known the worst diseases, terminating in death, which began in this practice.
- Every person, great and small, should wash all over in cold water every morning.
- Reading aloud is conducive to health.
- The more clothing we wear, other things being equal, the less food we need.
- Sleeping-rooms should have a fire-place, or some mode of ventilation besides the windows.
- Young people and others cannot study much by lamp-light with impunity.
- The best remedy for eyes weakened by night use, is a fine stream of cold water frequently applied to them.