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Ricketson, Shadrach, Means of Preserving Health, and Preventing Diseases, New York, Collins, Perkins, and Co., 1806.
Promotes the circulation of the blood, assists digestion, encourages perspiration.
According to Encyclopedia Britannica — Exercise increases the circulation of the blood, attenuates & divides the fluids, promotes regular perspiration, secretion of all the humors, accelerates the animal spirits, facilitating their distribution into all the fibers of the body, strengthens the parts, creates an appetite, and helps digestion.
Ricketson, 152, 157.
Active — Walking, running, leaping, swimming, and riding on horseback.
Passive — Sailing, swinging, friction, riding in carriages.
According to Willich — Muscular motion is most agreeable and healthy in the forenoon, on an empty stomach or when the stomach is not too much distended.
Ricketson, 154, 162.
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