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Food & Drinks
Sleep & Wakefulness
Excreation & Retention
Movement & Rest












The Six Factors

(5) Movement and Rest

    The effect of movement on the body depends on the quantity of exercise, the degree of intensity, the degree of rest taken afterward, and the amount of movement caused to the humors as a result of the exercise.

    Every kind of exercise will increase the innate heat. Repose always has a cooling effect, thus retaining the humors and interfering with the elimination of waste matters. Sexual intercourse always cools the body, although the net effect may be increase of heat due to physical exertion.