What We Learn from Healthy Cultures
What We Learn from Healthy Cultures – “Researchers have long been fascinated with the lifestyles of villagers in several areas of the world because of their exceptional longevity.” (“Health & Fitness information Blog: The Lifestyles Of …”)
It is quite common for residents of Okinawa to live past one hundred years old. They have exceptionally low rates of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease, and many of the other aging related illnesses that plague residents of Western Nations.
Older people there also maintain high energy levels and it is not at all uncommon for people in their nineties to take martial arts classes, go to dances, and go on long walks every day. (“Statement of Rights”)
This is also seen among residents of the Mediterranean. Residents there also routinely live to one hundred years old and beyond and remain trim and healthy well into their old age. “And, like residents of Okinawa, they are free of many common age-related diseases.” (“Statement of Rights”)