Still, the average duration of human life is proved to have increased of late years.
CHAPTER X — MRS. SPARSIT’S STAIRCASE MRS. SPARSIT’S nerves being slow to recover their tone, the worthy woman made a stay of some weeks in duration at Mr. Bounderby’s retreat, where, notwithstanding her anchorite turn of mind based upon her becoming consciousness of her altered station, she resigned herself with noble fortitude to lodging, as one may say, in clover, and feeding on the fat of the land.
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I take zinc tablets to help shorten the duration of a cold.
More frequent and longer duration exercise is associated with better health.