Advice from cardiologist Dr John Day: how to live longer
What can we learn from Bapan in China where villagers living well into their 90s and 100s are still out gardening, with no signs of dementia, heart disease, obesity or cancer?
Bapan, China, is referred to as 'Longevity Village' for featuring a high concentration of centenarians. You won't see a Bapan villager out running or hitting the gymnasium, but their lifestyles involve constant physical movement through their work.
The tips Dr John Day, cardiologist at the Intermountain Medical Centre Heart Institute in Salt Lake City is passing on based on his observations from spending time in the village, include:
- smile more
- look forward to ageing
- rethink stress
- don't forget to play
Read the The Wall Street Journal piece adapted from The Longevity Plan, written with Jane Day, to be published on July 4 by HarperCollins; and published by The Australian on 24 June 2107, by clicking on the link to the article below:
NOTE: you'll need to be a paid subscriber to The Australian to access this article. It is a subscriber only article but well worth the read if you have a subscription.
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