Shigeaki Hinohara, a Japanese doctor who is now 103 years old and weights 60 kg considers that due to his healthy diet he managed to reach the old age. This Japanese doctor is the oldest doctor in Japan and in the rest of the world too. As a president of the council of trustees at St. Luke’s Hospital in Tokyo, he teaches about nutrition throughout the country and stays busy all the time.
Since the age of 74, he has published over 150 books, one of which, called “Living Long, Living Good” was sold in 1.2 million copies.
His goal is to encourage people to live a long and happy life, and he himself presents the best example for it.
He considers that shouldn’t be any strict ruler about dinner and hours intended for sleeping and says that energy comes whenever we are feeling good, but not because of what we eat or how long we sleep.
All long-living people, regardless of their race, sex or nationality, have one thing in common – they are not overweight.
These are his life principles:
Food is the most important
For breakfast he had a glass of fruit juice combined with 1 tbsp of olive oil, or a glass of milk with a little powdered lentil and one banana. For lunch he ate 2-3 biscuits with milk, or when busy, he didn’t eat at all. He also points out that when he was focused on work, he never felt hunger. For dinner he also eat fruit, a little fish with rice and 90 grams of fat meat two times a week.
Be busy and look only forward
This Japanese doctor is so busy that his lecture schedule is filled in a year ahead.
Contrary of what many other doctors think about being able to cure everything, he believes that animals and music therapy can do a lot more than doctors can.
He says that anyone who wants to stay healthy should take the stairs and carry their own luggage.
He takes two steps at a time in order to keep the muscles in good shape. He uses a cane and tries to walk from 2000 to 2500 steps at slow pace.
Pain is something mysterious
Shigeaki Hinohara believes that the best way to forget about the 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 him, diseases are individual and science doesn’t treat all equally. He says that in order to treat some disease, people need to know them very good and know the medicine as well.
Find your hero and try being better than him
He proudly says that his hero was his own father. Whenever he founds himself in a complicated situation, he wonders what would his father do.
Life is full of incidents and possibilities
In March 1970, when he was 59 years old he had to travel from Tokyo to Fukaoka. The thing is that the plain he traveled in, was kidnapped by a faction of the Japanese Communist League. He had to pass 4 days in a seat on 40 degrees heat. At this point, he didn’t see this as a problem, but on the contrary as an experiment and noticed that 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.
Given his life experience, this Japanese man says that the first 60 years of our lives, we are engaged on working for the family and achieving our goals, and then we direct that energy for society benefits. He has worked as a volunteer for 65 years. Up until now, he still works 18 hours a day, every week.