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The Art Of Staying Young While Growing Old

  • Everyone has a reason for getting up in the morning that is 'Ikigai'.
  • Do what you love, remain active don't retire at all.
  • Longevity takes a healthy diet, exercise, having a purpose in life, and strong social ties.
  • "Hara hachi bu" or eat until you are 80% full.
  • Being part of 'Moai', an informal group with a common interest.


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Little Things that Add Up to a Long and Happy Life

  1. A sound mind lies in a sound body.
  2. Mental exercise creates new neural connections and revitalizes the brain.
  3. High-level stress leads to premature aging.
  4. Turn off the autopilot that steers us in an endless loop.
  5. Start meditation for mindfulness.
  6. A small dose of stress helps develop healthier habits, such as smoking less and drinking less alcohol.
  7. Sitting for prolonged periods ages you.
  8. Get seven to nine hours of sleep.
  9. Have a positive attitude and emotional awareness.


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How to Live Longer and Better by Finding Your Purpose

  1. We feel empty, frustrated, or anxious because we desire to have a meaningful life.
  2. Everything can be taken away from a person except the freedom to choose their attitude in any given circumstance.
  3. He who has a why to live for can bear almost anything.
  4. Humor can help break negative cycles and reduce anxiety.
  5. We all have the capacity to do novel or terrible things.
  6. Accept emotions without trying to control them since feelings will change as a result of actions.
  7. Do what you should be doing because recovery will come on its own.


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How to Turn Work and Free Time into Spaces for Growth

  1. Be completely immersed in what you are doing.
  2. Find a task aligned with your abilities but slightly challenging.
  3. It's better to have a compass pointing to a concrete objective rather than a map without a destination.
  4. Keep the objective in mind without obsessing over it.
  5. Focus on one thing at a time.
  6. Multitasking lowers productivity by at least 60%.
  7. Designate one day of the week for technological 'fasting'.
  8. Keep it simple yet sophisticated.
  9. Happiness is in the act of doing, not the result.


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Masters of Longevity

  1. If you keep your eyes and ears open, observe what's going on, and stay curious about everything, you will automatically be in your time.
  2. Stay active until the very end.
  3. Every day brings something new.
  4. Never be afraid to die because you are born to die.


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“I see badly, I hear badly, and I feel bad, but everything’s fin

- Jeanne Calment (the oldest person verified in history — 122 years)


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Last words of Osamu Tezuka (the father of modern Japanese manga) as he drew one final cartoon, “Please, just let me work!”


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“I have never eaten meat in my life.”

- Maria Capavilla (116 years)


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Lessons from Japan’s Centenarians

  1. Smile
  2. There is no age limit for celebrating little things.
  3. Show respect for nature.
  4. Every person has an essence.
  5. Keep your heart young.
  6. If you are anxious, go out, say ‘Hello!’ and ‘See you later!’ to people.
  7. Eat a bit of everything.
  8. Nurture your friendships every day.
  9. Live an unhurried life.
  10. Pray after you wake up.


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What the world’s Longest living people eat and drink

  1. Eat less than 10 grams of salt per day.
  2. Eat more fruits and vegetables.
  3. Cut down on refined sugar, refined grains, and foods prepared with cow’s milk.
  4. Serve food on multiple small plates.
  5. Eat less than you actually want to.
  6. Don't forget the tea (green tea, Jasminne tea).


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Gentle Movements, Longer Life

This chapter specifically focuses on the importance of movements and breath in living a longer life. It says that you gotta be involved in some type of body movements on a regular basis. You can learn yoga, tai chi, qigong, or as easy as getting out of your chair can be considered as movement too.

The longest-living people are not the ones who do the most exercise but rather the ones who move the most.

Breathing properly can do wonders.


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How to face life’s Challenges without letting stress and worry

  1. Focus on the most important than the most urgent.
  2. Be flexible, concentrate on things you can control, and don’t worry about those you cannot.
  3. There is nothing wrong with enjoying life’s pleasures as long as they do not take control of your life.
  4. Think about what’s the worst thing that can happen. However, do not give in to negative emotions.
  5. Observe the thoughts as they appear, without getting carried away.
  6. Focus on here and now.
  7. Only imperfection resembles the natural world.


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“Fall seven times, rise eight.”



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“It’s not what happens to you but how you react that matters.”



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“The things we love are like the leaves of a tree: they can fall at any moment with a gust of wind.”



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The ten rules of IKIGAI

  1. Stay active; don’t retire.
  2. Take it slow.
  3. Don’t fill your stomach.
  4. Surround yourself with good friends.
  5. Get in shape for your next birthday.
  6. Smile.
  7. Reconnect with nature.
  8. Give thanks.
  9. Live in the moment.
  10. Follow your ikigai.


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