Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin
Marlatt, Abby L.
Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin. Bulletin 71: first aids to health in the home PDF (1.1 MB)
Frt Aids to Health in the Home Health has always been the greatest asset of a nation. We must keep well. The will to be well must be backed by the "know how" to keep well; First aids must be along the line of prevention in the old Biblical meaning of "going before." I "Health First" means avoiding what leads to illness; The first essen- tial to good health is a simple diet suited to the individual. The second is fresh air and sunshine. The third is enough sleep to allow the. body to remain well. T1ie fourth is hygienic clothing of theentire body. The fifth is avoiding contagion. SIMPLE FOOD BNST Foods rightly used give us the power to grow, to rebuild our muscles, to keep well, to keep warm, and to flarnish energy for work. These foods must therefore be selected with care, cooked simply so that they will be used completely, and served attractively so that the desire to eat will aid digestion. The food taken in by the body should be free from harmful germ life. The normal waste materialshould be eliminated from the body daily. The bowels and kidneys are the principal sewers of the body; they must be in good working order. The wise selection of food will help to make this possible.* FBRE AIR AND SUNS NE Y Fresh air is as much a food as any of the others which are taken into our body. It also acts as a stimulant to the nerves so that health regula- ticn is easier. If to that there is added the -disinfecting power of stin- shine we are able to combat most of the foes that weaken our power to resist the dangerous infections. Notronly should we spend part of every day out-of-doors in useful work but we should so clothe ourselves at night that there can be plenty of fresh air circulating through the bed-rooms. The oxygen of the air is necessary for us to burn our foods: in the body to give us heat. With-plenty of fresh air and simple food easily digested we can keep warm even though we burn less fuel in stoves and furnaces. Take time to breathe deeply many times a day. Sunshine falling directly on blankets and mattresses for several hours each day will keep them safe even though germs which are infectious may be present. This was the first lesson taught the boys in the camps. Flood the house with sunshine. Sunshine in every room is a "first aid" measure that should be enforced in -every home. The properly built house today is planned so that sunlight will penetrate every room and every closet. Cross ventilation is as essential 2s sunthine in making the house. safe as a place in which to keep health to the iighest. standard. send to the Colleg ot 4oricuture, yadisons Wsconain, 'fi tunlttm '-Iftwati in selecting Uood! and a art "now Your Foods: I .
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