Sedentary Life Causes Physical Deterioration

7.  Lying down and resting 10-20 minutes between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. each working day

8.  Devoting 1 to 2 hours daily (in addition to daily exercise) to social recreation, recreative reading, or          other recreative occupation

9.  Keeping one full day each week for rest from regular work

10. Using at least 2 evenings or afternoons a week in addition to the seventh day, for non-professional activity. (Occasionally use of one or both of these periods for professional activity may be justified in an emergency.)

11. Keeping weight within standard gauge for health, not more than 10% below nor 15% above standard   at 30 best standard for later ages

Dr. Wood tells us further evidences of health may be seen in:

  1. Enjoyment and zest in work and play.
  2. Feeling of being rested and refreshed in morning and not more than wholesomely tired at bedtime.
  3. General attitude of cheerfulness and confidence in relation to life and freedom from persistent worry.
  4. Good appetite and relish for food.
  5. Freedom from regularly recurring or persistent physical pain and discomfort.
  6. Ability to work with comfort and satisfaction 8 hours a day, five and a half or six days a week (44-48 hours a week).


Because there is an increasing number of reported cases of spastic constipation closely associated with a nervous condition, it would be well to inventory our good and bad health habits and mend them before the proverbial nine stitches need be taken. Poor digestion is often caused by irregular eating, eating too much or too little, eating too fast, and depressed emotional states. Dr. Jean Bogert, in her book “Diet and Personality” lists many common faulty food habits of which fast eating, eating too much, and excessive eating of candy and sweets are typically American. The fast moving American must realize, says Dr. Bogert, that good habits are of vital importance and no matter how much effort it may take, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “one of the best things about a good habit is that the longer you have cultivated it the easier it is to keep.”