A 104-year-old Japanese doctor, Shigeaki Hinohara gives tips for living happy years and enjoying each year. The oldest educator and clinician in Japan was born in 1911. He is also the author of 150 books including the bestseller “Living Long, Living Good” and the founder of the “New Elderly Movement”. Here are Dr. Hinohara’s most valuable tips that will help you live a happy, healthy and long life.
A 104-year-old Japanese doctor gives 14 sensible tips:
1. Take the stairs and always carry your belongings
Dr. Hinohara always climbs the stairs in pairs and as often as possible.
2. Do not believe everything your doctor recommends or says
3. Share what you know
Dr. Hinohara gives 150 lectures on an annual basis in schools, business communities etc. He often shares lessons on war and peace.
4.You do not have to retire
If you like the work you do, you do not have to retire.
5. Plan in advance
If you want to better enjoy your life, you must have a schedule filled with different appointments, conferences, work, etc. Dr. Hinohara plans to attend the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
6. Do not be overweight
Dr. Hinohara consumes a tablespoon of olive oil, an orange juice and a coffee for breakfast. Cookies and milk for lunch and rice, fish and vegetables for dinner. It consumes 100g of lean meat twice a week.
7. The energy does not come to sleep a lot or to eat well, it just felt good
8. It’s wonderful to live long
He continues to serve society, volunteers, works 18 hours a day, 7 days a week, and enjoys the unique energy of his life.
9. Look for a model
The doctor usually wonders what his father would do when he has a problem.
10. Do not worry too much, life is unpredictable and full of incidents
The doctor was taken hostage by the communist Red Army when he was 59 years old. He spent 4 days under 40 degrees and was handcuffed to his seat. He is also surprised that his body has slowed down to adapt to deprivation.
11. Science alone can not help or cure people
The doctor thinks that every disease can be cured with liberal and visual arts. He also believes in the uniqueness of each individual.
12. Do not be mad about money
The doctor is aware that he can not take anything when he leaves
13. The pain is mysterious
14. Be inspired
You must find inspiration in the world to motivate you. For example: he finds the motivation in the poem “Abt Vogler” by Robert Browning.