Breath And The Heart

Sources: Papers On Health

Stout people are usually more or less "scant of

breath." Accumulations of fatty material, or changing of muscle into

fat, cause this, especially if about the chest and heart. To reduce the

fat, and grow healthy muscle instead, will perfectly cure the

difficulty of breath. Moderate open-air exercise and simple food, such

as Saltcoats biscuits, oatmeal jelly, and barley puddings will largely

help this. Avoid also all alcoholic liquors, the use of which is often

the sole cause of the trouble. Keep the skin active (see Skin).

The hot FOMENTATION (see) to feet and legs is a truly powerful remedy

for all lack of force in the system, especially if followed by the

massage treatment described in MASSAGE (see).