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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

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