We are talking about Doctor Shigeaki Hinohara form Japan. This doctor is 103 years old, weights 60 kg and he had this body weight since his 30’s. He considers that due to his healthy diet he managed to reach the old age.
Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara is oldest doctor in Japan and in the world too. He is president of the council of trustees at St. Luke’s Hospital in Tokyo. He teaches about nutrition throughout the country and is consistently busy.
He has published over 150 books since the age of 75 years, one of which – “Living Long, Living Good” was sold in 1.2 million copies.
He encourages people to live a long and happy life, and he himself is the best example for it.
Read his life principles:
The doctor says that energy comes when we are feeling good, not because of what we eat and lot of sleep. He considers there is no need for strict rules about dinner and hours intended for sleeping.
All long-living people, regardless of their race, sex or nationality, have one thing in common – they are not overweight.
Food is the most important
For breakfast he drank a glass of fruit juice in combination with a tablespoon of olive oil or a glass of milk with a little powdered lentil and a banana. For lunch he ate milk and 2-3 biscuits or if it he was busy, he did not eat anything. Also he tells when he is focused on work he never feels hunger. For dinner he ate fruit, little fish with rice and 90 grams of fat meat two times a week.
Be busy and look only forward
This doctor is so busy that his lecture schedule and his usual work at the hospital is filled with a year ahead.
Contrary to popular belief, doctors can not cure everything. He believes that animals and music therapy can do more than what doctors can imagine.
If you want to stay healthy take the stairs and carry your own luggage.
Doctor Shigeaki Hinohara takes two steps at a time so he can keep the muscles in good shape. Every day he is trying to walk from 2000 to 2500 steps at slow pace, because he uses a cane.
Pain is something mysterious
The best way to forget about pain is to have fun.
“Do not worry too much about material things. Do not forget that when death comes, you will not take anything with you. “- says Doctor Shigeaki Hinohara.
Science does not treat humans on its own
According to this doctor, science does not treat all equally, but believes that diseases are individual. He also said that in order to know the diseases and treat them, we need to know them, as well as medicine, very well.
Find your hero and try being better than him
He proudly says that his hero was his father. And whenever he finds himself in a complicated situation, he wondered what his father would do.
Life is full of incidents and possibilities
In March 1970, when this doctor was 59 years old, he traveled from Tokyo to Fukuoka. The plane he was traveling with was kidnapped by a faction of the Japanese Communist League. So he had to pass the next 4 days in a seat on 40 degrees heat. At that point, this man, as a doctor, viewed the situation as an experiment. He noticed as the body slows in a crisis situation.
It is wonderful having a long life
From his life experience he says the first 60 years we are working for the family and achieving our goals and then we direct our energy for society’s benefits. He has worked as a volunteer for 65 years. To this day, he can still work up to 18 hours every day of the week.