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 14 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
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.
7. Be inspired
To be motivated and look forward, find an inspiration in life.
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