Japanese Advice for the Elderly

Japanese Advice for the Elderly Aging Hints from Hinohara Shigeaki Born 1911 in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan (translated and adapted from Tanoyaku, Vol 38, June, 2007)

  • Emphasize love, not hate
  • Recognize your imperfection but aim to improve
  • Try something new
  • Focus your attention; don’t waste time thoughtlessly
  • Find a model person to imitate
  • Seek to empathize
  • Value encounters with others
  • Maintain small eating habits
  • But don’t be neurotic about diet; enjoy food
  • Walk; use stairs as much as possible
  • Participate in group sport activities
  • Enjoy leisure; avoid a life with only work
  • Handle stress by exercising; walk, play
  • Take responsibility for your own behavior
  • Change habits when necessary; don’t be obsessed with maintaining habits

Source: ADVICE FOR AGING WELL - Constructive Living 2

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