Is it possible to live to a hundred and enjoy every year of your life? What habits do we need to inherit to help us live that long? Shigeaki Hinohara has the answer with 14 healthy pieces of advice. The oldest Japanese educator and clinician was born in 1911. This man now has 104 years, he is the founder of the “New Elderly Movement” and the author of 150 books.
Here are 14 healthy pieces of advice, the most valuable lessons to a happy, long, and prosperous life:
He always stays in shape and is careful about his food intake. Every morning he takes coffee, orange juice, and a tablespoon of olive oil. Cookies and milk for lunch. Fish, rice, and vegetables for dinner. Twice a week, he has a treat of lean meat for only 100g.
Energy comes from feeling good
Be like children, have a lot of fun, and enjoy your time. Eliminate strict time rules, on when you eat or sleep. Therefore you will be more energetic and you won’t crave for food.
If you want to be successful, you always need to have a busy schedule filled with appointments, tasks, and events. Dr. Hinohara is looking forward to attending the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Science alone cannot help people
He believes each individual person, toward liberal arts in order to treat illnesses and stay healthy. Not just medication and surgery.
Enjoy in a long life
He wants to enjoy every minute of his life. He continues to volunteer, he works 18 hours a day, seven days per week, and serve the society.
In order to stay motivated and look forward, you should always seek for inspiration.
Share what you know
Dr. Hinohara every year gives more than 100 lectures in business communities and schools. And he always gives his lectures while standing, even at this age.
Take the stairs and carry your own weight
This doctor still takes two steps at a time, while climbing the stairs. He always carries his own weight.
Don’t be crazy for money
You won’t get anywhere if you always chase money. Material things are useful until they satisfy our needs. He knows you can’t take anything when you die.
Life is unpredictable and filled with incidents, so stop worrying so much
When he was 59 years old, he was hijacked by the communist Red Army. He spent a total of 4 days under 40-degree heat, handcuffed to his seat. He was amazed by how his body slowed down to adapt to the deprivation.
Find a role model
When he has some kind of problem, he always asks himself, what his father would do. This helps him, to resolve the problem faster and much easier.
Pain is mysterious
According to the doctor, to forget the pain you need to do something fun. Like playing with your pet or listening to music.
Do not believe everything your doctor recommends
Although a doctor himself, you should not rely on the advice of your doctors, if you don’t believe in the suggestion.
You do not have to retire
If you love your work, and you’re in good mental and physical shape, you don’t need to retire.
Start to follow these pieces of advice, accordingly, your life and health will drastically improve.