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Health and BodyBuilding.

(By Physical Guitarist),, ABOUT OURSELVES. The average number of teeth is 'thirty-two. The average weight of an adult is 150 pounds six ounces. The brain of a man is more than twice that of any other animalA man breathes about twenty times a minute, or 1,2000 times an hour. The average weight of the brain ot a man is 3i pounds ; of a woman 2 pounds 11 ounces. Over 500 pounds, or one hogshead and one and a quarter pints of blood pass through the heart in an hour. The average height of an American is sft. 9in. ; of a Frenchman sft. 5 in. ; of a German sft. 7in. There are 175,000,000 cells in the lungs, which would cover "a surface thirty times greater than the human body.

*- — 1 WHAT ONE MAN HAS DONE

The, Christian Commonwealth says —Sheffield is being visited by one of the most distinguished athletes of the age, remarkable more particularly because his exceptional vitality and power of physical endurance have been attained by one who, in early life, was an invalid, a confirmed epileptic, and considered incurable. By strength of will, the adoption of a reformed diet, and vigorous exorcires. George Allen has attained such extraordinary physical stamina as to place him in the forefront as an athlete and long-distance walker.. He has done much to convince thousands of the need of health reform. He is a total abstainer, a non-smok-er, a non-flesh-eater, and fruitarian, and a back-to-lhe-land enthusiast. The simple life is the g-ospel he preaches and 1 ives. * POINTS TO REMEMBER, Those who suffer with indigestion and those who are anxious to avoid it, may probably study the following hints supplied by a specialist in such matters ; "Eat slowly and do not indulge in mental problems or read while at meals ; at such limes the brain should abdicate in favour of the stomach. After each meal take a rest, using neither brain nor muscles. Never cat when fatigued, or. at any rate, eat but little. It is a good rule never to drink during- meals, but some people who observe this rule think they arc justified in drinking copiously afterwards. Thut is also a mistake. Too much fluid impairs the action of the g-astric juice. Water is the best drink when meat is eaten, and tea the worst ; coffee, too, is bad on these occasi/ms. although in case of people not subject to nervousness a little black coflee after dinner aids the digestion. As to what yon should cat and how much rests with yourself. There is no cast iron rule, for no two constitutions arc alike. In this matter experience must be your guide.”

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Health and Body-Building., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 24, 5 October 1907

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Health and Body-Building. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 24, 5 October 1907

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