Check Your Health. Dr. Woods Health Scale

Check Your Health

Dentists as Well as Patients Should Check

Their Health and Note Evidences of Health and Illness

 

                Have you checked your health? Why not do so with Wood’s Health Scale and start off 1936 with a knowledge of your assets and defects and the desire to better both? You’ll finish up the year’s race with reserve health.

DR. THOMAS WOOD’S PERSONAL HEALTH SCALE

  Points Day Day
I.SUBJECTIVE FACTORS AND EVIDENCES OF HEALTH:      
  1. Enjoyment and zest in work and play
1    
  1. Feeling of being rested and refreshed in morning and not more than
     
                    Wholesomely tired at bedtime 1    
  1. General attitude of cheerfulness and confidence in relation to life and
     
                    Freedom from persistent worry 2    
  1. Good appetite and relish for food
1    
  1. Freedom from regularly recurring or persistent physical pain and
     
                    Discomfort 1    
  1. 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) 1    
II.OBJECTIVE FACTORS AND EVIDENCES OF HEALTH:      
  1. Hygienic Program.
     
  1. Diet
     
                         At least one cup milk daily 2    
                         At least three large servings (greens (cooked or uncooked) in a week 2    
                         Fresh fruit once a day 1    
                         Some vegetable other than potatoes once day 2    
                         Some foods necessitating mastication at every meal 1    
                         Eating no foods between meals 2    
                         Eating sweets, if at all, only at end of meal 2    
                         Drinking at least 4 glasses of water daily 2    
                         Eating three regular meals daily 2    
  1. Devoting ½ to 1 hour daily to vigorous physical exercise outdoors,
     
                         in gymnasium or swimming pool (at least 3 hours exercise a week      
                         outdoors). Exercise should be vigorous enough to cause deep      
                         breathing 3    
  1. Daily tonic bath and skin friction of type suitable to individual
2    
  1. Brushing teeth at least twice daily in approved manner
2    
  1. At least one satisfactory bowel movement daily, with regular
     
                         attention to this function 3    
  1. Giving at least 8-9 hours in bed and to sleep daily
3    
  1. Lying down and resting 10-20 minutes between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
     
                         each working day 1    
  1. Devoting 1 to 2 hours daily (in addition to daily exercise) to social
     
                         recreation, recreative reading, or other recreative occupation 3    
  1. Keeping one full day each week for rest from regular work
3    
  1. 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.) 3    
  1. Dressing hygienically. Clothing protecting against sudden changes in
     
temperature. Shoes sensible in shape, guarding against marked      
changes in height of heels 2    
  1. Keeping weight within standard gauge for health, not more than 10%
     
below nor 15% above standard for age and weight, considering      
standard at 30 best standard for later ages 3    
  1. Freedom from remediable health handicaps and defects, including:
     
  1. Heart defects
3    
  1. Thyroid defects
3    
  1. Lung defects
3    
  1. Defective posture
3    
  1. Defective teeth
3    
  1. Eye defects
3    
  1. Defects of ears and hearing
3    
  1. Diseased tonsils
3    
  1. Defective nutrition
3    
  1. Skin disorders
3    
  1. Weak arches
3    
  1. Visceroptosis
4    
  1. Muscles undeveloped
3    
  1. Freedom from susceptibility to those diseases for which specific immunity
     
                   is practically obtainable by vaccination—Smallpox, Typhoid      
                   Diphtheria 3    
  1. Freedom from susceptibility to those infections (e.g. colds) which result
     
from unhygienic habits of living and remediable health handicaps 3    
  1. Freedom from metabolic errors (evidenced by urinalysis) and other less
     
obvious defects which are only revealed by thorough, regular,      
physical examination 3    

TOTAL SCORE

100    
       
Copyright, 1925. Bureau of Publications, Teacher’s College, Columbia University.