How can we keep our
Only by knowing and
carefully obeying the laws of health.
2) Fresh air
6) Avoidance of bad habits
First, we must eat
only good food, plain wholesome food, and just enough of it not too much and
not too little. People often ruin their health by eating rich and fancy dishes
or by eating too much.
Secondly, we must
breathe plenty of fresh air, living in close and stuffy rooms, breathing foul
air, and not being enough out of doors, will soon spoil a person’s health.
Thirdly we must have
regular bodily exercise. If we do not, like the ploughman and the coolie, get
exercise in our daily work, we must get it in outdoor games, athletic sports,
riding, walking or swimming.
Fourthly, we must
have plenty of sleep. Late hours and early rising will soon spoil our nerves
and ruin our health. Early to bed and early to rise certainly make a man
healthy-whether or not they make him wealthy and wise.
Fifthly, we must
work. Honest, regular interesting work, so long as it is not too heavy, will do
much to keep us healthy.
Lastly, we must avoid
bad habits, like drinking opium smoking, and secret vices which ruin a man’s
body and soul.
Then the heaps of
seeds and husks, or chaff, are winnowed; that is, they are tossed up in a
strong wind, which carries away the light chaff and leaves the heavy seeds
behind. These seeds are then taken to the miller, who grinds them into a white
powder, called flour.
It is this flour
which is backed into bread, and thus eaten. Wheat bread is one of the best
foods, and the races that eat it are strong and active. This is way bread is
called `the staff of life.’