Doctor Shigeaku is the oldest Japanese clinician and educator. He was born in 1911. Mr. Hinohara also wrote 150 books. His most popular book is the best-seller “Living long, Living good”. This 104-year old man is also the founder of the New Elderly Movement. In today’s’ article, we are going to talk about the most appreciated pieces of advice that will help you live a happy, healthy, and long life.
Always take the stairs and carry your own stuff
According to Dr. Hinohara, we should take the stairs, instead of using the elevator. This is good for the body because this way you are physically more active.
He says that we shouldn’t believe everything our doctors recommend and says and that we should explore, read and educate ourselves.
Share the things that you know
Dr. Shigeaku gives around 150 lectures every year in universities, schools, business gatherings etc. He also performs most of his 90-minute lessons standing up which is quite impressive for a 104-year-old man.
You don’t have to retire
Always love what you do, you do not have to retire.
Always plan ahead
If you want to enjoy your life better, you need to have a schedule. Your schedule should be filled with different appointments and lectures. For example, Dr. Hinohara is planning to join the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Do not be overweight
Dr. Hinohara consumes 1 tablespoon of olive oil, orange juice, and coffee for breakfast. For lunch, he usually has cookies and milk and for dinner, he has rice, vegetables, and fish. He consumes 100 grams of lean meat, two times a week.
Our energy does not come from sleeping a lot or from eating well.
If you want to be happier and more energetic you should eliminate the strict time-regulated rules. You need to eat and sleep only when you feel that you need. If you want to live a better life, you should always have fun and be more like the children.
It is amazing to live long
Dr. Hinohara serves society, volunteers, works for 18 hours a day, and he also enjoys every single moment of his life.
Find a role model
He found a role model for his father.
Life is unpredictable, so should try not to worry too much.
Mr. Hinohara was kidnapped by the communist Red Army when he was 59 years old. He spent 4 days on 40 degrees of heat. He says that he was amazed how his body slowed down in order to adapt to deprivation.
Science cannot cure or help people
According to Dr. Hinohara, every illness can be cured with visual and liberal arts. He also adds that every single individual is unique, and not everything works for all people.
Do not be greedy when it comes to money
He advised us that we shouldn’t be greedy when it comes to money because when you died you won’t need them.
Pain is mysterious
Always when you want to forget about the pain that you are feeling, you should do something fun. Music and animals can help you manage and get rid of the pain.
You should always try to motivate yourself. For instance, this amazing person finds motivation in the poem “Abt Vogler” by Robert Browning.