This book was written in 1915. Even though I don't disagree with the general premise of this book that morning exercise is good for you, I did not enjoy the book.
The author provides anecdotal evidence that exercising early in the morning prolongs life. In author's words the book can be summarized this way:
"This book embodies a few points about health; without going deeply into the principles involved, a short programme is given, the practice of which has already accomplished marvelous results."
The books consists of the following chapters:
Why and Wherefore
I. Significance of Morning
II. Supposed Secrets of Health and Long Life
III. What is an Exercise?
IV. Program of Exercises
V. How to Practice the Exercises
VI. Actions of Every Day Life
VII. Work and Play
VIII. Significance of Night and Sleep
The first chapter is dedicated to the "miracle of the morning" where the author retells several stories of various stories of positive experiences which happen in the morning hours. This is where things began going wrong for me. The chapter felt disjointed and unconvincing. I quickly began to lose interest.
The book lists 32 exercises. Here a summary of three of them: people should walk, laugh, breath deeply. I cannot disagree, but would not consider it instructional either. Parts of the book seemed like meandering rantings which seemed long and boring. It was a struggle to finish reading it.
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