YourMondayMotivator: Living Longer

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  • November 7, 2005
“Life is like a ten-speed bicycle.  Most of us have gears we never use.”  Charles Schulz
Hoei Tabaru
“The secret of good health is to move,” says 88-year-old Hoei Tabaru.
Hoei was interviewed for an article in the National Geographic about super seniors.
You can bet he uses all his gears……

This year I have written about everything from, hunger to humour, and lots in between.  But what about living a long healthy life so you can enjoy your success?  The latest National Geographic has an amazing article about ‘Super Seniors’. It focus’ on Sardinians, Okinawans and Adventists from California. These groups of people have the highest rates of centenarians on the planet.

How do these people live longer?  The three groups shared a number of habits despite the differences in where they live, beliefs and backgrounds. They all;

  • don’t smoke
  • put family first
  • are active every day
  • keep socially engaged
  • eat fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

A few of the different things they did were; keep lifelong friends, find purpose, have faith, eat small portions, drink red wine, observe the Sabbath and share the work burden with their spouse.

Pretty simple stuff that could add 10 years to your life and let you enjoy your success.

Have a terrific week.

Kind regards

Glenn

P.S.  To read the article in the National Geographic click here.