Keep Fit 1916

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    Sub title reads: "Early morning 'set ups'."

    "Vitality - pep - spells success! If you want to keep fit, just steal 10 minutes early in the morning - start with a stretch!" Cartoon shows a stick figure man stretching whilst still in bed (image badly decomposed).

    "The 'pump' - hands rigid at the side while the 'tummy' is tensed and relaxed." Man lies in bed demonstrating this very odd exercise.

    "The kick-up" - stick man shows exercise - image so badly decomposed we can hardly see it.

    "Now, the 'churn' - the little diagram man shows how - " Stick man sits on a bench and moves from side to side. He then bends his back.

    "The tickle toe" - real man does some toe touching exercises in his pyjamas. "Step out sharply - any fast step will do." Stick men do some high kicks. "Now the Star Gazer" - stick man bends his head backwards and forwards and side to side under a star. Real man demonstrates this exercise too. Then a young boy in C/U.

    "One of these exercises is good for you any time of day" - M/S of business man dictating a letter to his secretary - he is yawning - she looks fed up too. "When that tired feeling gets you, use Nature's oldest and most fundamental exercise S-T-R-E-T-C-H!" C/U of man stretching then C/U of his secretary smiling.

    This is one of the NFTVA prints made from our decomposing nitrate.

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    British Pathé
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    Media URN:
    36602
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1002.13
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    Black & White
    Duration
    00:03:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:43:00 / 01:34:54:00
    Canister:
    EP 147
    Sort Number:
    EP 147
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