Full text: Medicina Statica

$e¿t . V . Of Exercife and Refi . 269 
its Weight and multiplicity of Angles , cannot but very much prefs upon , and wound the Membranes , and thereby occafion very iharp Pains . 
A P H . XXXI . J 
" Leaping at firft contracts the Strength inwards , " then ftrongly forces it outwards , infomuch that " it expels with Violence , the indigelted Matter , " with that which is digefted . 
Explanation . ' ] That Leaping is an Exercife which puts the Body upon fo much Violence , as to be attended with the Confequences herein mentioned , will hardly be queftionea , but what to make of contra & ing the Strength inwards , and the pelling it into the extream Parts , I cannot tell . 
A P H . XXXII . 
u The Exercife of the Top , as it is compound - " ed of that which is moderate and violent , viz . " of walking and moving the Arms , it is very " conducive to Pcrfpiration . 
Explanation . ' ] This is an excellent Exercife , and may be ufed without any manner of Inconvenience , if Care be taken not to ufe one Arm much more than the other , which moil arc apt to do , by being readier with one Hand than the other ; becaufe fo doing is apt to occafion a partial Diftribution of the animal Juices , whereby one Side gets more Nouriihment and Strength than the other , and the Body grows out of its proper Shape , as it pens hereby to a great many young People . The Motion of the Arms by this , fo much exerciles the Mufcles of the Thorax , and helps to enlarge and preferve the Capacity of the Breaft , that it is very aififting to the proper Office of the Lungs , as well as Perfpiration , A P 11 .

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