Can We Build A Reserve Of Energy – Strength Magazine – November, 1920

We are often struck by the fact that so many of our successful men were raised on the farm, and practically grew up on a program of hard work. On the other hand, we know that many farmers and manual laborers break down before middle age, often shortening their lives by continued hard work. One may say that mistakes in diet and lack of hygiene lead up to the breakdown in such cases. But bankers and clergymen make the same ‘mistakes in their general mode of living, yet the figures show that they live longer than farmers and laborers. Pointing to the conclusion that while a proper amount of hard work in the physical sense is a good thing, too much of it for a period of thirty or forty years will wear one out.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas