National Geographic : 1925 Mar
Pay Yourself Back ~E you tired? It is getting close to the time of year when people talk of feeling "all tired out" and there is much discussion of spring tonics. If you are fatigued and there is nothing organically wrong, the tonic you need and probably the only one you need is the right kind of rest to restore your energy. If hard physical work is making you feel "all in" you may require more hours of sleep than usual even though this may mean temporarily giving up some form of amusement. Perhaps you are not eating the right amount of energy,making food. If you are a mental worker the kind of rest you probably need is exercise in fresh air. If exces' Excessive Fatigue Normal Energy Healthv Fatigue Break. down Surplus Energy the afternoon. These periods of relaxation have a beneficial effect on both the work and the worker. LIFE Natural Health Cultivated Health Neglected Health I~paired Health Broken Health I.. .. ~.. .. • .. ..... II • ,.. II. iI • I f"'I'lIilJ , .. :-,..., - I, • .... 1 r-. ....... ...., I'" ~ fYi ~ L.o !."oIl""'" I ~ , rest may mean sleep; to another, ~ l.<il. I'" se; to a third, recreation. r-. """I'll .. • ~ II ethatfewofusworkuptoour ,... •.. nd much so-called fatigue is im' ,. Employers of labor are corning to find that ex· cessive, unnecessary fatigue entails loss of pro· duction and loss of earning power. It is said to be a factor in the occurrence of work accidents and is closely related to the cause or aggravation of most cases of severe sickness. Published by INSURANCE Biggest in the World, More Assets, More Policyholders, More Insurance in force, More new Insurance each year METROPOLITAN sive emotion is making you tired, the right kind of recreation probably will help you. ::fr'-- .. ... .. If you tire too easily and if rest ~(' ~ does not put you back in good l: .~.~ (. ..... ) condition, it is more than likely , • that your health is affected and ~~\~;;ft~;':-)' needs attention. <§ "\;I <'" '\ :i -... ..~~-~ I Workers-take warning! Pay ~A~\!-) back the energy that you take out x ''1m! i.- f! ~ll ~ of yourself. As the years mount .(,§.?~ ...) up, longer and longer periods of (~~ll~'A\" ~;~'l'i'-- rest are necessary to make restora' . ;''$[: . .- 1\ tion. The "spring tonic" that you ~~_~\ need most likely is just a rear' Cr~?f~X;?~~ rangement of your hours of work, ~ Play and rest, and not medicine. 1~~~~';t~1i~'~~ ~i~~I.I.'t); J,J'. ill,: ~~:~ r "j'i1'1"""'lij) t'" ":"l"\":I",1:'t' ll f'~" p~~~~'r, There are many hours of the day when men and l.,~,~~, ~!'1r~~~~'~_1 women do not work. The good use of these \I,." 'l~' .''- '0' .•. " hours is as important to health as is the right use ' ,.'.. : .'''' I;... rrl of working hours. The Metropolitan has pub, Jr·i,[~,.',',.',,~,i,,~·,l·:':I·~,t .., ".;();~1 Tests have shown that in connection with certain lished a booklet, "What Would You Do With lc 36,000,000 Minutes (70 years of life)?" and ~'-::'l"'."r ,",',' ~!".[A ':' ,,,.". .~~J, occupations output can be increased and fatigue =. - ,- decreased by arranging rest periods. Here in the another on "Industrial Hygiene." Either or 'i" ,,,,' ',,, 1 • ~~:;a~::~~:'~t~r~ ~~~o~gg~a~!;~\~;~~~rh~~: ~h~~~ ~t;ha~k f~~Ot~:~: will be mailed free to ~~r ~,~~:£J;~;':'-iJ two rest periods, one in the morning and one in HALEY FISKE, President. ' "r'~~;ljlf'r, ,.• l:-i .. L- --' '/ :::iW;;:~ IJI~f:~~:~~ '-;:'-";"J..(':'- J~ ,.~r,~)Ul.HJ-r'U~~ r"t .~ ~;::~.:r~;i~:l~::;~~l~>i:. ~l' COMPANY-NEW YORK \ wearand Tear ~st This graph shows what happens when more ener· gy i, used bywear and tear than is paid back by rest. To one person physical exerci While it is tru full capacity, a agined or just pure lazmess-yet It IS also true that many people work far beyond their strength without realizing the danger. A certain amount of fatigue after exertion is natural, but excessive fatigue is Nature's safety' device for warning that rest is needed. When you are over'tired, you are more susceptible to disease. What brings about excessive fatigue? Usually over'strain--either physical or mental-and in' sufficient rest. Because your activity is both of the body and the mind, and one reacts on the other, your fatigue is a close interlacing of physi' cal and mental weariness. Neither can be relieved separately. Worry, fear, resentment, discontent and depression also cause fatigue. The tired man is often a worried man, and the worried man is usually a tired man. "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."