Did you know that there is a Japanese doctor by the name Shigeaki Hinohara who is 104 years old? Yes, this is true. This doctor is actually the author of more than 150 books, among which the best-seller by the name “Living Long, Living Good.”
Moreover, this doctor is the creator of the “New Elderly Movement” with which he encourages others to live happy and long life. And the doctor is the best role model for that.
As a matter of fact, the revealed some of the most precious secrets and lessons to prosperous, long and happy life. We are talking about 14 pieces of advice which are very interesting and one of a kind. Intrigued? Read on, to find out.
14 Lessons for Long and Happy Life
1. Have a Role Model
Dr.Hinohara says that in life having a role model is a must. For him, a role model was his father. Whenever Dr.Hinohata faces difficulty, he takes a second and asks what would his father do.
2. Share Your Knowledge
Every single year, this doctor gives around 150 lectures in business communities and schools. He retells his story, speaks about war and peace and advises people.
As a matter of fact, during most time of his lectures, which is around an hour and a half, he is standing up. Isn’t this amazing? Let’s remind you, he is 104 years old.
3. Science Cannot Cure People on Its Own
This doctor believes that every person is a unique and maintains that visual and liberal arts might cure all illnesses.
4. Pain Is Mysterious
In order to soothe pain, you should have fun. For example you can play with your pet or listen to music.
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5. Do Your Best to Be Fit
For breakfast, Dr. Hinohara has coffee, orange juice, and one tbsp. of olive oil. For lunch, he eats cookies and milk, and for dinner, he eats fish, vegetables, and rice. At least two times per week, he consumes around 100 grams of lean meat.
6. If You Don’t Want to, Don’t Retire
This doctor says that if you love your job, and if you feel good you don’t have to retire.
7. Money Shouldn’t Be Your Only Goal in Life
Material things are only used to satisfy the needs we have during the day. However, bear one thing in mind, when we leave this world, we cannot take anything material with us.
8. Always Take the Stairs
Believe it or not, but Dr. Hinohara still uses the stairs. But that is not all, he climbs 2 steps at a time.
9. Find an Inspiration
You should always be motivated and find inspiration in your life.
10. Don’t Believe Everything Your Doctor Suggests
You should explore by yourself. Don’t depend on the advice of your doctors without being sure that it is the best solution.
11. Life Is Uncertain, So Stop Worrying About Things Which You Can’t Control
This doctor was hijacked by the Red Army when he was 79 years old. In fact, Dr. Hinohara spent four days being handcuffed to his sear and at 40-degree hear. Dr.Hinohara wonders how his body could slow down to adjust to the deprivation.
12. Enjoy Life
Dr.Hinohara works every day around 18 hours, he volunteers and serves society and still he enjoys every minute of his life.
13. Energy Comes from Happiness and Positivity
Dr.Hinohara suggest to be like the kids, have fun and enjoy the time. If you do this, you will have more energy and fewer cravings for food.
14. Plan Ahead
If you want to be successful, you need to plan all your next tasks, appointments, and events. In fact, this doctor is planning to go to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
You will have to admit that these lessons are simple but very precise. Follow them and get the best out of life.