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MB U'lllWWtifMi'1'111 ""'"' I'""-' " 90" "-1'
body wants to be healthy, but
few want to take the trouble.
Now understand me, I do not
favor an all-raw diet all the time.
I eat much cooked food when I
am in my own home.
My diet when at home, is di
vided between raw and cooked
food, but in 'many instances'raw
food is .better for the body's
health than cooked food.
The morning I started from
New York, I rose early and after
straightening up my house set
out at 10 o'clock. At the city hall
many photographers and news
paper men were following me I
met Mayor Gaynor.- He doubted
my ability to walk 4,000 miles On
raw food, and expressed the opin
ion that I would do "well to get
to the city limits. Now I am far
on the way to Chicago.
On May 2 expect to be in
Buffalo, in Cleveland May 11, in
Toledo May IS and in Chicago'
Physical Condition. .
.The following report was
made of Mrs. Beach's condi
tion by her physician -just be-
fore she started on her long
Weight 149 v pounds;
height, 5-feet 4 inches;
pulse, l ; blood pressure, 120
mm haemoglobin? 72 per
cent; temperature, 90 degrees
physical musculature well de
vploped; chest activity and or-
gans negative ; heart negative ;
abdomen negative; kidneys
Of course April showers may;,
holdlme back. I do not hope to'
duplicate Mr, Weston's record '
but I shall prove that women cah-r
walk as far and under the same
conditions as the average man.
Whenever you are feeling ,
gloomy, take a long walk. You
may feel tired, but if it is the kind
of tiredness that comes from in
door work, and that sets in most
women, it is walking you need,
and fresh air.
As you walk breathe evenly
rhythmically, I call it. Exhale
fully and inhale just as much 'as
you exhale. This causes an even
supply of oxygen for the lungs
and improves the blood.
Give up meat, keep your body
in trim by walking and live hap
pily and long.
I believe that half of the woe of
the average American woman is
traceable to her failure to' prop
erly eat and exercise. I know
many women who do not have a
half hour a week walking in the
fresh air and who eat greaf quan
tities of greasy cooked stuff three
times a day. It is a wonder to
me that they dqjiot wither and
die. like a smothered plant.
r More than that they are miss
ing so much of the. happiness of
life. Is there anything in the
world comparable to communion
with these lovely works of nature
about us, this pure ah that surges
into our lungs and the glow of
health we feel from., blood in
action and limbs stout and willing
to work for us.
physicians say that I am in per
fect health. I attribute it -wholly, -