National Geographic : 1948 May
W"HYWR WYt0/S 1. Once you're over 30, it pays to watch your weight. Under 30, a little overweight may be an advan tage. But statistics show that when you are older, overweight is often associated with heart disease, kidney ailments, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other diseases. So, if you're overweight, give some thought to protecting your health by bringing your weight down. 4. He may also ask you about the type of work you do, so that he can advise you on the kind and amount of exercise you may take. 2. See your doctor first, so he can check your physical condi tion, suggest approved methods for losing weight, and advise you how much to lose. i 5. It's wise not to use reducing drugs, or to try special diets unless your own doctor recom mends them. They may do you more harm than good. 3. Your doctor will be able to help you work out a tasty, var ied diet that will let you lose weight without endangering health or strength. ;i 6. Once your weight is down to normal, try to keep it there. Remember that one step toward a longer, healthier life is watch ing your weight. COPYRIGHT1948-METROPOLITANLIFE INSURANCECOMPANY To bring you other helpful information about your C weight, Metropolitan has prepared a booklet, "Over- Met ro olita n Life weight and Underweight." It includes lists of the Insurance Company A' caloric values of almost 300 foods, suggested low- (A MUTUAL COMPANY) calorie menus, and reducing exercises. Write for Frederick II. Eker, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD Leroy A. Lincoln, PRESIDENT your free copy of this booklet 58-N, today. 1MADISON AVE., NEW YORK 10, N.Y. TO VETERANS-IF YOU HAVE NATIONAL SERVICE LIFE INSURANCE-KEEP IT!