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Advice from 104 year old doctor

14 Healthy Pieces Of Advice (where is #14?)
How does someone live well over 100? What habits can help us live that long? Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara has the answer. This man has 104 and lives a pretty active life in Japan, and has written over 150 books during his career which offer advice on leading a long and happy life. Here are Dr. Hinohara’s 14 advices on a long and healthy life:
  1. Stay fit: Stay physically active and eat a healthy diet. For breakfast, he has orange juice, coffee and olive oil. For lunch, cookies and milk, and for dinner, rice, vegetables and fish or 100 gr. of lean meat.
  2. Don’t always believe your doctor: Following your doctor’s advice blindly won’t make you healthy, and may even have the opposite effect.
  3. Science can’t cure everything: Incorporate visual and even liberal arts in order to treat illnesses and stay healthy.
  4. Plan ahead: Planning ahead can keep your brain health in check and help you lead a more successful life. Dr. Hinohara has already booked a spot at the 2020 Japan Olympics!
  5. Pain is a mysterious thing: According to the doctor, pain is mysterious and can be treated with simple things such as playing with your pet or listening to music.
  6. Be inspired: In order to stay motivated, you should always seek inspiration.
  7. Enjoy life to the fullest: Dr. Hinohara still works and serves the community in every way he can.
  8. Carry your own things and take the stairs: Taking the stairs instead of the elevator can keep you in shape 
  9. Stop worrying so much: Dr. Hinohara says that life is an unpredictable chain of events, so we must stop worrying about things. This will only lead to depression and more problems, so make sure to stay positive.
  10. Share knowledge: Dr. Hinohara gives ~100 lectures a year to people around Japan. He always makes the audience stand instead of sitting down, and he gives his lectures while standing, even at the age of 100!
  11. Don’t be crazy about money: Chasing money all your life won’t get you anywhere. Plus, you can’t take your millions where you’re going in the end.
  12. Find a role model: Dr. Hinohara says that you need to have a role model in life.  Whenever he has some kind of problem, he asks himself  “What would father have done?” This helps him get the answer quickly.
  13. Don’t retire: If you’re in good mental and physical shape, you don’t have to retire. Work as long as you can in order to lead a happy and successful life.
 

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