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Gunn, John MD, Gunn’s Domestic Medicine, Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, 1986.
Exercise, with temperance and rest, are sure guarantees of sound health and vigor if one has a good constitution and provides the only means of amending and preserving a weak and deficient one. The objects of exercise — increase and regulate the secretions and excretions by the skin, kidneys, &c., give power to the muscles, impart tone and strength to the nerves, reduce the superfluities of flesh & fat, reduce the quantity of blood, making it thinner and lighter. Other benefits — good appetite, good and easy digestion, tranquility and serenity of mind and feelings, pleasant & refreshing sleep, increase of strength and wind in breathing, &c.
Gunn, 108, 112.
Exercise on horseback for women and exercise on foot for men. Also, walking with 5-6 pound weights useful for persons of weak breasts, particularly females.
Gunn, 110, 112.
Morning and evening
Gunn, p. 112.
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