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The Secrets of Longevity & Healthy Aging in Okinawa Island, Japan

I used to think that there were only a handful of people over the age of 100 in the world. How wrong was I about secrets of longevity! The Japanese island of Okinawa alone has about 457 of healthy aging people. It is considered to be the healthiest place in the world, where the average life expectancy of an Okinawan woman is 86, and man’s is 78. Not only do they live long lives, they live very healthy and happy ones too. A fine example is 96-year-old martial artist Seikichi Uehara, who, at his age, defeated a thirty-something ex-boxing champion. And also Nabi Kinjo, the 105-year-old woman who hunted down a poisonous snake and killed it with a fly swatter.

The Secrets of Longevity

The Okinawans’ secret, I’ve come to understand, lies in two things – their food, and their attitude towards ...

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Healthy Aging: an ancient idea, a modern solution in Japan

Today, Japan enjoys the longest life expectancy and healthy aging population in the world


With the most healthy aging population, Japan is facing all the problems of a rapidly aging society. If left unchecked, the growing cost of medical care for Japan’s elderly will cause national financial collapse.Today, Japan enjoys the longest life expectancy and healthy aging population in the world

Healthy Aging Japan The government of Kanagawa prefecture, where the population is graying faster than anywhere else in the country, has launched a program to cope with the challenges.

Kanagawa is pursuing a “healthy aging” model, based on ME-BYO, a 2000-year-old concept from Asian medicine. ME-BYO is the gradual change between a state of health and illness. If we can catch ME-BYO promptly and cure it, we may be able to keep people healthy andToday, Japan enjoys the longest life expectancy and healthy aging population in the world independent longer.
Kanagawa prefecture is challenging doctors...

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