Wednesday, June 29

The Old Man's Guide to Health and Longer Life

The Old Man's Guide to Health and Longer Life

by John Hill

A book review by Tony Gerard

Originally published in 1750, the modern reprint is only 74 small pages long, including pictures. It's a fun and easy read (I read the entire thing one night while taking a bath). Most of the advice is still well applied today- exercise regularly, eat moderately, get plenty of  sleep and avoid stress. There is enough 18th century advice to make things interesting. The pineapple is slandered as the most dangerous of all fruits. It can potentially bring on a fatal bloody flux- who would have thought? There is plenty of other fun advice like that. With so many Acastas approaching or past 50 maybe this little tome should be in all our sea bags.

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