National Geographic : 1940 May
A healthful exercise you can take sitting down EXERCISING for good health isn't entirely a matter of using and training your muscles. Your mind needs workouts, too. And, agreeably enough, one of the most helpful mental workouts you can choose is perhaps the easiest exercise and the pleasantest prescription you ever took! It is simply the habit of reading-readingfor, say, an hour or so each day. And the delightful thing about this habit is that in order for it to do you good it need not necessarily be "heavy" reading or "duty" reading. You have all the world-and what a fascinating world! -of books from which to choose. From books on Adventure or Astronomy to books on Zeppelins or Zoology. You can find first-rate read ing on practically anything that touches your life -hobbies, babies, sports, your job, movies, your country. And of course there's no end of rattling good yarns to enjoy. So it's easy to select what ever books will be sheer fun for you! This habit of reading an hour each day will leave many things of real value in your mind will widen your horizons, and kindle new interest in your fellowmen and the world about you. And equally important, the hobby of reading is almost certain to be worth-while alone for the relaxation it brings your mind and nerves. It gives you release from tenseness and worry, offers you recuperation from the things in your life that are tiresome, perplexing, annoying. • Your life can be fuller and richer if you begin tonight to make use of the restful, refreshing mental exercise that reading offers you. An active mind is a healthy mind-and a healthy mind tends to stimulate a healthy body. For Metropolitan's free booklet,"Health, Hap piness and Long Life,"write today to Dept. 540-N. COPYRIGHT 1940-METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE CO. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (A MUTUAL COMPANY) Frederick H. Ecker, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD Leroy A. Lincoln, PRESIDENT 1 MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK, N.Y .