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104-Year Old Japanese Doctor Recommends These 14 Healthy Pieces of Advice

The Japanese doctor Shigeaki Hinohara, now 104, is the founder of the “New Elderly Movement” and the author of 150 books, including the best-seller “Living Long, Living Good”.

Dr. Hinohara reveals some of the most valuable lessons and secrets to a long, happy, and prosperous life:

1. Be fit

Every morning, he has a tablespoon of olive oil, orange juice, and coffee for breakfast, cookies, and milk for lunch and rice, fish and vegetables for dinner. Twice a week, he eats 100g of lean meat.

2. Do not believe everything your doctor recommends

Explore by yourself, and do not rely on the advice of your doctors without being completely sure their proposal is the best solution.

3. Science alone cannot cure people

104-Year Old Japanese Doctor Recommends These 14 Healthy Pieces of Advice

Dr. Hinohara believes every human being is a unique individual and maintains that liberal and visual arts can cure all illnesses.

4. Plan ahead

You need to have a busy schedule and plan all your next events, appointments, tasks, in life if you want to be successful. Dr. Hinohara is planning to attend the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

5. Pain is mysterious

To soothe pain, do something fun, like listening to music or play with the pets.

6. Energy comes from positivity and happiness

You won’t have more energy if you sleep all day long. Instead, be like the children, enjoy your time and have a lot of fun. This will provide energy and you won’t crave for food.

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7. Be inspired

To be motivated and look forward, find an inspiration in life.

8. Enjoy life

He enjoys every single minute in life, he works 18h daily, every single day, he serves society, and he volunteers.

9. Take the stairs and always carry your own stuff

This doctor still uses the stairs, and climbs two steps at a  time!

10. Life is unpredictable and full of incidents, so stop worrying so much

The doctor was hijacked by the communist Red Army at the age of 59, and he spent 4 days under 40-degree heat and handcuffed to his seat. He still wonders how was his body able to slow down in order to adapt to the deprivation.

11. Share your knowledge

Every year, Dr. Hinohara gives 150 lectures in schools, business communities etc. and retells his own story, advises people, and speaks about peace and war. During most time of his lectures, he is standing up( 90minutes).

12. Do not be crazy for money

Material things are useful until they satisfy our daily needs, but when we leave this world, we take nothing of the material with us.

13. Find a role model

You need to have a role model in life. For Dr. Hinohara, this was his father, and whenever he faces some difficulty, he asks himself what his father would.

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14. You do not have to retire

You do not need to retire if you love your work and are in the needed shape.

These 14 pieces of advice are quite unique and interesting, aren’t they?

Start following them today, and your life and health will improve very soon!


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