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Common Conditions for Longevity

Some Hardships Can be Beneficial

I came to a village famous for its people who live long,
Although not everyone there enjoys a long life.
Those who do, do nothing special,
Merely maintaining regular daily activities and performing light labor.
Their lives are simple,
Their hearts and minds are peaceful.
Many people seek a long life,
But are they really willing to learn from such people?

Some Hardships Can Be Beneficial
The Modern focus on city life and easy living has increased the demand for all kinds of conveniences, but having more comfort is not the same as making personal efforts to strengthen one's physical conditions. Indeed, people who demand more comfort may find that being overly comfortable weakens their lives and leads to costly medical bills later in life.

Such people should reconsider the value of a physically hard life to help them gain healthy strength. Observing people who lived unusually long lives shows that some hard physical activity and even hardship can be a blessing and can provide better medical help against serious illness.

General Knowledge Factors for Longevity
A moderate elevation ranging from 500 to 4000 feet
(around 150 to 1200 meters).

A comfortable moderate climate.

Fresh clean air.

Simple, easy meals. The villagers eat three meals a day, two of which are eaten as a watery rice porridge.

The absence of stimulating recreation. There are no exciting recreational activities in the village, unlike the myriad stimulating activities in modern city life.

Regular exercise. There are no specific routines, but the people enjoy dancing and engage in various forms of physical labor throughout the year.

The absence of luxuries. Unlike most other societies, the villagers seek little extra comfort in their lives.

The Five Healths for A New Humanity
Hua-Ching Ni & Mao Shing Ni

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