John Wesley’s health tips
CHICAGO – Not many people know that John Wesley had written a book on health. He first published it anonymously, and it became a best-seller in his day.
“Nothing conduces more to health than abstinence and food with due labour,” Wesley wrote in his 1747 book, Primitive Physick: or An Easy and Natural Method of Curing Most Disease.
“It sold more books than anything that he ever wrote,” said Mr Randy Maddox, a John Wesley specialist who teaches at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.
Among Wesley’s advice: Eat a light supper at least two or three hours before bed.
Wesley’s counsel to scholars also may seem relevant to couch potatoes, computer addicts and people who work in cubicles. “Those who read or write much should learn to do it standing; otherwise it will impair their health,” he said.
Other Wesley diet and exercise tips include: