National Geographic : 1946 Nov
What's your Ote for a Happ©2cLA? It's good! Estimates are that by 1960 more than 1 person out of every 11 then living will have passed 65. Especially after 40, two things become increasingly important- guarding against de generative diseases which strike in older years, and preparing for the leisure of your old age. Fortunately, there is much to help you do both. Periodic medical examinations provide the best means for your doctor to detect, in their early stages, diseases which may cause trouble later in life. In addition, these checkups permit the doctor to advise you now as to normal, healthful living. You can do much to prepare for a healthy old age by observing good living habits today. Further hope for a healthy future comes from medical scientists who are giving increased atten tion to the diseases of old age, such as cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease, and nervous and mental disorders. Naturally your pattern of living will change as you grow older. But to keep mentally happy and physically well, start planning early for your re tirement years. Develop a plan for living suited to your tem perament and interests. This normally should in clude some constructive activity that calls for both mental and physical effort to get full enjoy ment and benefit from your leisure hours. To help you plan for many happy, healthy years, send for a copy of Metropolitan's free leaf let 116-N, "Blueprint for Health." Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (A MUTUAL COMPANY) Frederick II. Ecker ) CHAIRMAN OF TIHE IOARD) Leroy A. Lincoln PRESIDENT 1 MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK 10, N.Y. COPYRIGHT 1946-METROPOLITANLIFEINSURANCECOMPANY TO VETERANS-IF YOU HAVE NATIONAL SERVICE LIFE INSURANCE-KEEP IT!