How does someone live well over 100?
Do you know what habits can help us live that long?
The best value piece of advice is to get from Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara who managed to cross the 100-year old age and passed away in 2017.
Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara has the answer. He lives a pretty active life in Japan, and has written over 150 books during his career which offer advice on leading a long and happy life.
Perhaps best known for his book, “Living Long, Living Good,” Hinohara offered advice that helped make Japan the world leader in longevity.
Here's the 14 healthy advice he provided:
1. Stay Fit
Dr. Hinohara suggests always staying in shape. This means that you should stay physically active at all times and eat a healthy diet as well. For breakfast, he has a bit of orange juice, coffee and olive oil. For lunch, he eats cookies and milk, while for dinner, he eats rice, vegetables and fish. He also suggests eating 100 gr. of lean meat twice a week.
2. Don’t Believe Your Doctor
Although a doctor himself, Dr. Hinohara says that following your doctor’s advices blindly won’t make you healthy, and may even have the opposite effect.
3. Science Alone Can’t Cure Everything
According to Dr. Hinohara, science alone won’t cure all diseases. He says that we must incorporate visual and even liberal arts in order to treat illnesses and stay healthy.
4. Always Plan Ahead
Planning ahead can keep your brain health in check and help you lead a more successful life.
5. Pain Is A Mysteries Thing
According to the doctor, pain is mysterious and can be treated with simple things such as playing with your pet or listening to music.
6. Be Inspired
In order to stay motivated, you should always seek inspiration.
7. Enjoy Life To The Fullest
Dr. Hinohara knows how to enjoy life. He still works for about 18 hours a day, and serves the community in every way he can.
8. Carry Your Own Things And Take The Stairs
Taking the stairs instead of the elevator can keep you in shape and prevent a variety of health problems.
9. Stop Worrying So much
Dr. Hinohara says that life is an unpredictable chain of events, so we must stop worrying about things. This will only lead to depression and more problems, so make sure to stay positive.
10. Share Knowledge
Dr. Hinohara travels around Japan every year and gives more than 100 lectures to people around the country. He always makes the audience stand up instead of sitting down, and he always gives his lectures while standing, even at the age of 100!
11. Don’t Be Crazy About Money
Chasing money all your life won’t get you anywhere. Plus, you can’t take your millions where you’re going in the end.
12. Find A Role Model
Dr. Hinohara says that you need to have a role model in life in order to be successful. Whenever he has some kind of problem, he asks himself “What would father have done?” This helps him get the answer quickly and resolve the problem he’s facing.
13. Don’t Retire
If you’re in good mental and physical shape, you don’t have to retire. Work as long as you can in order to lead a happy and successful life.
14. Energy Comes From Feeling Good
You will be more happy and energetic if you eliminate strict time-regulated rules, be like children, have a lots of fun until you feel sleepy or hungry.
Follow the good doctor’s advices and we’re sure you’ll lead a fulfilled and happy life.
He believes he knows the secrets for long and healthy life as he himself is a living proof. He was born in 1911 and had written 150 books including best-seller “Living Long, Living Good”. Furthermore, he is a founder of the “New Elderly Movement” which encourages others to live a long and happy life, a quest in which no role model is better than the doctor himself.