National Geographic : 1931 Oct
Join the Tower Health League 1 : " I' I 'More than a million people have sent for copies of "Self-Directed SI Body-Building Drills" and Exercise Charts. Each week thousands of S letters come to the Metropolitan Tower telling how proper exercise Shas brought better physical and mental health to the members of the 20 Tower Health League-the biggest gymnasium class in the world. From the Metropolitan Tower special radio exercises are broadcast SI in fifteen minute periods every morning except Sundays and holidays. I i Tou may choose your own class each morning at whatever time is S: n1e,lIs D convenient, between 6:45 and 8:oo A. M. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., Dept. 1031-N One Madison Avenue, New York, N. Y. Please send me a free copy of "Self-Directed Body-Building Drills" containing diagrams and descriptions of the 32 exercises planned for the members of the Tower Health League. Name - ------ ----..... .... -------- ----- ------------- Address -------....------------- City ......... ...... . . ...... ........... ...... . State -...........----- ...-------...------- SIT up straight, take a deep breath and promise yourself three things-better health, better appearance and a greater capacity for success. The chances are that you have more brains than brawn and, like many others, lack : the physical tone needed for your work whatever it may be. Perhaps you will say, "I get enough exer cise and I haven't the slightest desire to have big, bulgy muscles." Bulgy muscles are not essential to good health. Occasional week-end games will not develop the physical tone that comes only from regu lated daily exercise the year round. The muscles you use each day are not the ones which need exercise. Those you do S not use need it. If you will begin stretching them this autumn, you will soon enjoy a sense of mental and physical well-being and be better fit to meet changing seasons. . Will you try a few experiments in order to -. find out how many of your muscles are very much in need of exercise? Give your self fifteen minutes of intelligent muscle stretching in your own room. Within twenty-four hours you will know which important muscles have been neglected. Where vacuum cleaners and electric washing machines have replaced brooms and washboards, and automobiles have made long walks unusual, iW-4 many a good muscle has gone soft. '. Muscles intended to be used in chopping S wood, pumping water, digging, planting, rowing and swimming are likely to be forgotten by those who burn gas or fuel oil, turn faucets, have no gardens and seat themselves comfortably in power boats or motor cars. Wake up the little-used muscles which need exercise. Your heart is a muscle and the walls of your blood-vessels, stomach and intestines are largely muscle. If your diaphragm-a muscle-is not exercised, S your lungs can do only part of their work and the abdominal organs will become S sluggish because they lack the stimulat S ing massage which an active diaphragm S gives. S£- No one who has any organic weakness r should exercise without the advice of a M" 1 '" competent physician. Misdirected or too E, violent exercise may be harmful. Proper and intelligently directed exercise promotes health for young and old and enables them to get more joy out of life. METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE FREDERICK H. ECKER, PRESIDENT <-. ". . ONE MADISON COMPANY AVE., NEW YORK, N.Y. "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you." ®1ss1U.L.I.Co.