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April 23rd, 2009, 09:32 AM
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Words of Wisdom From a 97-Year-Old Physician
Words of Wisdom From a 97-Year-Old Physician

At the age of 97 years and 4 months, Shigeaki Hinohara is one of the world's longest-serving physicians and educators. He has been healing patients at St. Luke's International Hospital in Tokyo and teaching at St. Luke's College of Nursing since 1941.
He has published around 150 books since his 75th birthday, including one Living Long, Living Good that has sold more than 1.2 million copies. As the founder of the New Elderly Movement, Hinohara encourages others to live a long and happy life, a quest in which no role model is better than the doctor himself:
Energy comes from feeling good, not from eating well or sleeping a lot. Hinohara says we all remember how as children, when we were having fun, we often forgot to eat or sleep. He believes that we can keep that attitude as adults, too, and that it's best not to tire the body with too many rules such as lunchtime and bedtime.
The whole article is interesting - but what do you think of this concept of energy without eating well or sleeping a lot?

Initially I have to say it sounds like garbage...LOL But I also have to say that even though Jonah kept me up a TON that first year & woke often & etc, etc, etc, with working I averaged maybe 4-6 hrs pretty much daily & that would be interrupted often 2-5 times....I often felt like I still had energy...not necessarily all the time..but when I would get home & be happy to see him, it would give me such a boost that I would perk back up from my afternoon lull (which BTW I always had anyway - even before he was born & I was getting lots of sleep...I think I am just prone to an afternoon slump)...and I would be dancing around with him etc. Before Ds I would have NEVER believed it was possible because I LOVE LOVE LOVE my sleep & never thought I would survive that kind of sleep deprivation...but low & behold it wasn't as bad as I had envisioned!

Oh & BTW - he eats cookies & milk for lunch. Now THAT is something I could definitely get behind!

Oh & holy cow - note that he has written over one hundred and fifty books SINCE he turned 75...GEESH!
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April 23rd, 2009, 09:51 AM
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That is very interesting, there may be some truth to it. I don't know about the sleep thing though, again like you Beckie, I love my sleep and since having Lincoln I go on about 4-6hrs a night and I'm still waking up 2-3 times a night to nurse. I have way more energy than I could have ever imagined with this amount of sleep.

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April 23rd, 2009, 04:14 PM
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I agree, my lo gets me up often at night too and like you guys i love, love, love my sleep, but suprisingly I have had a lot of energy and I come home at noon every day and have since december and have only taken maybe 3 naps in all, i rarely feel so tired i just cant function and I'm going t start the milk and cookie lunch...lol

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April 27th, 2009, 03:45 PM
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The message I get from it isn't really that you should have fun instead of sleeping or eating. I think it's kind of along the lines of 'don't sweat the small things' and not to stress yourself out over what you eat or maintaining a strict bedtime sched. That part makes sense to me anyway.

Sounds like another way of saying that dieting suuuuuuuucks
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April 27th, 2009, 05:50 PM
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I think its interesting, I like the idea of chillin out and not worrying all the time.

BUT I am still going to make my kids go to bed ontime (bedtime) and make sure they eat well.. I know how grumpy and horrible my kids are without those things.
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April 28th, 2009, 06:32 AM
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I'm in 100% agreement with him. No matter how much fun you are having, you eventually reach teh point where you have to stop and eat, and have you ever noticed, absolutley everything tastes lovely at that point. You enjoy the food more too. No one starves to death with good food about, my children eat when they are hungry, and dont if not hungry. Theya re under national average for weight, but thats a good thing. I do the same.
Staying up late having fun gets you tired, but you get a good sleep afterwards. Sleep deprivation due to stress or too much work is a different matter though.
Of course I agree so much because his advice suits my basic personality though, it fits me so I like it. But just as my most comfortable shoes might be very uncomfortable to you, the same goes for lifestyles.
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