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This illustration shows the working man in a moment of leisure, leaning back with his hands behind his head.

In the foreground is the profile of an interlocutor who is lying down, and behind this figure is a radio. The programs broadcast on state radio were an approved leisure time activity for workers, who are advised in this book that being cultured requires more than just learning to read and write.

Across the page is the caption “REST,” which according to this book should be as highly regulated as work-time. The optimal number of hours of sleep for a worker are suggested as five (pg. 54), with the working day stretching to 9 hours and 32 minutes and physical activity suggested as lasting 1 hour, 28 minutes.