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


Shigeaki Hinohara was a Japanese Doctor who passed away this year, aged 104. He was born in 1911 and was the oldest Japanese educator and clinician. He has also written 150 books including “Living Long, Living Good” which is a bestseller. We have prepared a list of 14 advice that this doctor recommended in order to live a healthy, long and happy life.

1. Take the stairs and always carry your own stuff

This represents firm proponent of doctor Hinohara, he still takes two steps at a time climbing the stairs.

2. Do not believe everything your doctor recommends or says

Explore, read and educated yourself. You do not have to believe in everything your doctor 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. Do not forget that most of the lessons (90 min) are done standing up.

4.You do not have to retire

If you love the work you do, you do not have to retire.

5.Plan ahead

If you want to enjoy your life better, you have to have busy schedule fill with different appointments, lectures, work, etc. Dr. Hinohara is planning to attend the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

6. Don’t be overweight

Dr. Hinohara consumes a tbsp of olive oil, orange juice and coffee for breakfast. Cookies and milk for lunch and rice, fish and veggies for dinner. He consumes 100g of lean meat two times a week.

7. Energy does not come from sleeping a lot or eating well

It comes from feeling good. You will be more happy and energetic if you eliminate strict time-regulated rules, be like children – have a lots of fun until you feel sleepy or hungry.

8. It is wonderful to live long

He continues serving society, he volunteers, works 18h per day, 7 days a week and he also enjoy energy single moment of his life.

9. Find a role model

The doctor usually asks himself what his father would do when he faces with some issue.

10. Do not worry too much, life is unpredictable and full of incidents

The doctor was hijacked by the communist Red Army when he has 59 years old. He spent 4 days under 40 degree heat and handcuffed to his seat. He is also amazed how his body slowed down to adapt to deprivation.

11. Science alone can not help or cure people

The doctor believes that every illness can be cured with liberal and visual arts. He also believes in the uniqueness of every single individual.

12. Do not be crazy for money

The doctor is more than aware that he can not take anything when he goes!

13. Pain is mysterious

You have to do something fun if you want to forget about pain. The doctor found that music and animals can really help you to get rid of and mange your pain.

14. Be inspired

You must find inspiration in the World in order to motivate yourself. For ex: he finds motivation in the poem “Abt Vogler” by Robert Browning.

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