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Vintage Summer Tips From the U.S. Government: “Overeating Is Overheating”

In the early 1940s, in the years after the country had entered World War II, the American government had a particular interest in keeping workers on the job.

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In the early 1940s, in the years after the country had entered World War II, the American government had a particular interest in keeping workers on the job:

The government offered summer health tips. Source: National Archive

The health tips are actually pretty good, considering they’re decades old. (Sunburn is painful!) And with the heat records being broken this summer across the land, we can all use a reminder that Overeating is Overheating.

(Via Philip Bump)

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