How to Live to 100 and Stay Healthy

Okinawa ProgramA few years ago I read a study of the longest living people in the world. The elders didn’t just live a long time, they were healthy, bright and enjoying life!

This study changed my life.

It changed my eating habits, the way I viewed exercise as well as time spent relaxing. I lost all excess weight and have much more energy. While I may not follow everything exactly every day, the principles remain with me years later.

Here’s is what I do:

  • Every time I eat, I make sure half is vegetables or fruit (e.g. eat a cookie, have an apple too)
  • My dinner plate is 1/2 vegetables, 1/4 carbohydrates and 1/4 protein (typically chicken, fish or tofu about the size of a deck of cards)
  • I move every day (walk, yoga, weights, stretch, garden)
  • I spend time relaxing with friends and family as well as doing things that make me happy
  • I meditate daily and keep a positive outlook

The book was called “The Okinawa Program” by Makoto Suzuki MD PhD, Bradley Willcox MD, MS and Dr. Craig Willcox, Ph.D.

More here: www.okicent.org

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