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Exercising the lungs

Reading aloud is a healthy exercise for the lungs; to speak very loud, or to exercise the voice immediately after a meal, is hurtful to the lungs, as well as for the organs of digestion. Singing, in a remarkable degree, promotes the circulation of the blood.  1852

As with all our historical handy hints, this is a real tip from a Victorian book. We cannot say that it'll work and it's up to you if you want to try!

 

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  • list arrowHow did Victorians try out a new invention?

    Test it on the servants of course! That's what happened in 1860 at The Judge's Lodging, when gas lighting was put into the basement and not the Judge's rooms. They wanted to see if they got sick from the fumes. The servants were fine - that's why we got the lights working again.

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