We all want to live a long healthy life but what are the habits that can make us live well that long? Shigeaki Hinohara, a Japanese physician who lived 106 years has the answer. Dr. Hinohara lived a very active life and wrote over 150 books during his career which offer advice on leading a long and happy life.
Below is Dr. Hinohara’s tips on leading a long healthy life.
1. Stay fit
Stay physically active at all times and eat a healthy diet as well. For breakfast, he had a bit of orange juice, coffee and olive oil. For lunch, he ate cookies and milk, while for dinner; he ate rice, vegetables and fish. He also suggests eating 100 gr. of lean meat twice a week.
2. Don’t always believe your doctor
Although He was a physician, he suggests 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 suggests 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. Dr. Hinohara had already booked a spot at the 2020 Japan Olympics!
5. Pain is a mysterious 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 from other people.
7. Enjoy life to the fullest
Dr. Hinohara knew how to enjoy life. He worked for about 18 hours a day, and served the community in every way he could.
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 stated 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 travelled around Japan every year and gave more than 100 lectures to people around the country. He always made the audience stand up instead of sitting down, and he always gave his lectures while standing, even at the age of 100 years.
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 succeed. Whenever he had some kind of problem, he asked himself “What would father have done?” This helped him get the answer quickly and resolve the problem he was 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.
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