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Healthful Living, Page 127

Chapter 22—Exercise

General Statements

557. The human body may be compared to nicely adjusted machinery, which needs care to keep it in running order. One part should not be subjected to constant wear and pressure, while another part is rusting from inaction. While the mind is taxed, the muscles also should have their proportion of exercise. Every young person should learn how many hours may be spent in study, and how much time should be given to physical exercise.—The Signs of the Times, August 26, 1886.

558. There is quite a difference between weariness and exhaustion.—A Solemn Appeal, 64.

559. The compression of the waist will not allow free action of the muscles.—The Health Reformer, November 1, 1871.

560. Another precious blessing is proper exercise.—Testimonies for the Church 2:528.

561 They should go out and exercise every day, ... make it their object to do some good, working to the end of benefiting others.—Testimonies for the Church 2:531.

Varieties of Exercise


562. The exercise of one muscle, while others are left with nothing to do, will not strengthen the inactive ones, any more than the continual exercise of one of the organs of the mind will develop and

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