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Exercises Both Simple and Effective
THIS is the way to gc. hungry for breakfast,*'
s.-ud Mi-- Millar, deftl) i>i--ki:ivi up two Indian
c\-:V - and swinging them lightly over her hea«i
— "net up at 7 and try this rotary motion, with varia
tions—like this — ami your appetite will be all right
Think of it! A half hour'- vigorous exercise before
breakfast every morning! Thos< who would be X r -' r^
nipple and youthful I Father Time must
forswear the lasi swcei nap and tin- leisurely eas< i I
the rocking chair tor the crisp morning ;iir and the
swinging of Indian dubs! So easy to contemplate ■
so hard to do!
"The-e motions," continued Mi-- Millar, "an for
the development of the muscles of the arm- and
shoulders, .mi! to give a general suppleness '<< the
whole body It will Ik- fatiguing until y< i
to it. hut *-hen you irrow tired, change the swings :■>:
tin- easy tossing movement, throwing the ar:>
tv.. full length, and turning the wrist easily, like this "
The gayly colored dub- shol forth and came bad
with the rapidit) .it-.'! easr tint c<>n:. nstan
practice, lea\*ing streaks of red. white and blue in the
air — the supple wrists turning easily and the plump
white bandi lightly slipping .■. ■ .«.-: the smooth handii -
v* the club-
That is tin- motion .-.hid: i- warranted to make th
arm- beautiful, lithe ami stn . iimpie turn oi
the wrist oft-repeated i- guaranteed u< impart the
much-desired suppleness and f.motioi and to
those who are* patient in awaiting re-tilt* and unf.rin ;
in continuing the exercis< : promised the reward <>:
"Then there i- the 'double-swing,' which i- good
for all the muscles of tin- \>- ■■ from top
to toe. Simp!) -.'.inn tlu* clubs from one side tc the
other and vigorously bad i and forward, both
• • me time, varying the exercise with the
rotary motion already shown "
'I he athletic young lady illustrated the double
with a grace arid ease thai speak well for the exercise
"Ami when you an- tired of doin« that." continued
Mi-- Millar, bringing both arm- up in front, with on •
club pointing upward and the . .tli.r down, "there are
other motions, like this— and tin- "
The "thi?— and this" were quick swings from |<
right, from righi to left, backward and forward, one
hand behind the other in front, and then everything
reversed, and the motions repeated alternately, the
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supple arms going under and over each other in an
incomprehensible kind, of way that seemed to have
■ -u-m or method, Inn in reality tli<- movement
was a series of simple motions in raj. id and alternate
"You see," said she, "this exercise brings into play
the muscles of the hip- and limbs, as .veil as those ■<:
the back and chest
Miss Jessie Millar is a member of the "Tennis Trio"
now playing the Orpheum circuit, and the swinging
of clubs, sh< say* wa« taken up by he! as incidental
t». her cornel soloist specialty.
"I was inclined t-> be delicate, and the sta^e is
rather trying even on .1 hardy constitution, you
know," said she, ' >o I began these simple exercises
ior the purpose of strengthening and improving my
health. I grew t-> be so fond of the exercise, and the
improvement <>• my health was -<> marked, thai I
learned juggling and took to that for a specialty.
1 ills 1- the way you do it."
Tossing the two clubs lightly into the air. th
who deserts the pill morning for sheer love
of tin- exercise stooped quickly, deftly picked up a
third club, and started all three in a pretty sue
• -. rirolcs and twirls, catching each in
turn, and thn a m.. the air. while care
lessly chatting and explaining the >•..-.■ ol the accom
plishmeiii ■ • nally glancing unconcernedly at
the bright clubs rising and falling into her hands.
"What do 1 eat? Why, whatever i want That is
simple; it is the exercise thai enables ra< :<• defy all
rule- and regulation* that less fortunati people find
sarj Of course Ido noi make a | I : out
iriLMiiK my stomach witl m diet of boi
caramels and swee s <>n one hand or highly spiced i-i
digestible* on the other; hut I have all of both that
I want, ami have never paid any particular atti
to what 1 eat It has not been mo
Lazy lad c- who would persuade themselves that
health 1- a matter 1 ■ food-choosing,
■'.nil, to Mis. Millar, arc very much mistaken.
"I: is noi -i.ii-e." said she. "that
should take tl xercises before breakfast, but
it ;s in that that 1 find tin chief pleasure The crisp
morning air wake one up, and the exercise sets one
to tingling all over; one . • that break
d a mere formality, i- an enjoyable real
ity; and then, you see !■>•■. one is pui in good si: ;i j,e
lor the day — all drowsiness gone, and one is thor
oughly waked uu."