It mitigates Vata, strengthens the body, improves sleep, promotes growth and reduces the ill-effects of aging.
Lightness of the body, ability to do hard work, keen appetite, depletion of excess fat, and firm and distinct physique can be achived from Vyayamam (regular physical exercise).
One should take food only when the previous meal gets fully digested and hunger is felt.
Natural urges should not be initiated prematurely by force.
People suffering from indigestion, vomiting, dyspnoea, cough, fever, facial paralysis, thirst, ulceration of the mouth, disease of the heart, eyes, head and ears, should not make use of tooth brush.
Avoid eating, copulation, sleeping, studying and recaptulation in two sandhyas (the time of sunrise, and sunset ) One should avoid exposure to the fumes of funerals.
One should not keep his knees in raised position for long period (keeping erect the legs folded at the knees while sleeping etc.).
One should not reside on trees, junction where three roads meet, place where people assemble for recreation, vicinity of any holy tree, and a temple. One should not look continuously at objects which are minute, shining, dirty and unpleasant.
One should not enjoy comforts and happiness all by oneself without sharing.
The sense organs should neither be over-strained nor should be fondled without using them.