Ten Commandments for Flappers
Dr. F. R. Braune
modern flappers, of course, want to live physically and morally as well as
possible; therefore, they should as nearly as possible obey the following Ten
Sleep at least eight hours out of twenty-four. Each hour before midnight is
worth more than two after.
If underweight and puny, eat regular meals, drink large quantities of H2O with
your meals. Food containing plenty of starch and sugar is good for you.
If inclined to corpulency, overweight or “fat,” take long walks before
breakfast. Six hours’ sleep is sufficient. Exercise all you can. Eat less
sweets and less meat.
Do not wear corsets. The medical profession never advocates such constrictions.
Wear as little clothing as possible. It’s closer to nature and sensible. Let
no one tell you it is immoral.
Enjoy sunshine—plenty of it. If you cannot go to the beach for several days in
succession, there are “ray” apparatuses available that can produce in five
minutes a beautiful, healthy sunburn that it would take a whole week to make at
Use less cosmetics. A little, well blended, should be the happy goal.
Smoking cigarettes is not harmful, if you don’t inhale the smoke. This advice
does not include the so-called “tailor-made.”
Alcohol—well, it will harm no one IF taken moderately (if you can get it).
Keep away from the so-called “moonshine”—it’s poison. And you won’t
miss anything if you shun all kinds of liquor.
Remember that life is what you make it. Entertain good thoughts and act
accordingly and make your life happy, then you may enjoy a heaven here on earth.
If you do otherwise, you need not to expect to get the best of it.
published in Flapper Magazine,