The Okinawa miracle diet & how to live to 110 | Bestselling authors Héctor García & Francesc Miralles

We had the honor the be invited to the Mind Body Green podcast and tal with  Jason Wachob.

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Héctor García and Francesc Miralles: “Never retire from what you love to do.”
Héctor and Francesc, anthropologists and bestselling authors, join mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how centenarians live, eat, and move, plus:

– What is Ikigai (~01:05)

– How people in Okinawa live to 100 (~04:30)

– How smiling can help you live longer (~08:08)

– Why you should stay physically & mentally active (~10:55)

– How to identify your Ikigai (~14:12)

– How to find purpose outside of work (~19:43)

– The benefits of Morita therapy and logotherapy (~27:45)

– How Okinawans eat for longevity (~32:00)

– The magic of green tea (~44:54)

– Why natural movement is key for well-being (~46:03)

– The health benefits of forgiveness (~51:32)

– Why retirement may not be the best option (~52:43)

Referenced in the episode:

– Héctor and Francesc’s book, Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life.

– WHO data on life expectancy in Japan.

– A study on early retirement and mortality.

– A study on green tea and longevity.

– mbg Podcast episode #356, #298, #157, and #33, with Dan Buettner.