Longevity Village

Dr. Day was a doctor approaching middle age and burnout when he learned of this town. He and his other half absolutely fell in love with this town and its people, and the stories in the book are put together from several visits.

The book describes numerous methods individuals in the modern world can find out from the senior citizens of Bapan and adopt components of their way of life.
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Bapan is in a stunning backwoods. The villagers have for centuries followed traditional ways, which include great deals of activity growing their own food, a very healthy diet plan, and a healthy outlook on life. Their lifestyle and diet plan resembles that of the populations in other “blue zones” (areas of exceptional longevity) all over the world. Their eating is mostly plant-based, including great deals of sweet potatoes and a wide array of vegetables and fruits, and brown rice. While their usage of animal foods is a small portion of their diet plan, they do consume fish captured in the pristine river that flows past the village. The fish are referred to as a small oily fish similar to sardines. Dr. Day does not give an exact analysis, but apparently they are a good source of healthy fat. The villagers consume no dairy, and really little meat, for a fascinating factor. Over the centuries marauding armies would sometimes pass through the area, and would confiscate any animals. They just gave up on keeping animals.

Due to the fact that they farm the land, their way of life is active. Their activity seems to be long hours at lower strength with some quite high strength thrown in. There is an amusing example of that in the book. Dr. Day is talking to one of the elders while she is collecting some produce from her land, She has filled up a big sack to return up a high hill to her house. He can not resist the impulse to be a gentleman and offer to bring it for her. When he chooses it up and sees how heavy it is, he right away regrets his decision!

Without a doubt the most pleasurable part of the book was the stories about numerous of the centenarians. They have actually had various hardships in their lives, however have actually weathered them, always with an upbeat attitude. They absolutely go with the flow, in some cases transforming their function in life numerous times, as life changes in significant ways. They all appear to stay lively and healthy until really near the end of life.

I simply read The Longevity Plan: Seven Life-Transforming Lessons from Ancient China by Dr John D. Day, his wife Jane Ann Day, and Matthew LaPlante. It is a fascinating and useful read. It is about the town of Bapan in southwest China, near the border with Vietnam. This village has the biggest concentration of centenarians on the planet. Usually that distinction is provided to Okinawa, however I think Bapan gets neglected since it is a smaller population (or sample size, in clinical parlance). It is becoming well known in China, however, where it has the nickname durability town. Individuals now take a trip there from other parts of China to try to discover longevity tricks.

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While their intake of animal foods is a small percentage of their diet, they do consume fish captured in the pristine river that streams past the village.

It is about the town of Bapan in southwest China, near the border with Vietnam. It is becoming well understood in China, however, where it has the label longevity town. Dr. Day was a physician approaching middle age and burnout when he discovered of this town. He and his spouse definitely fell in love with this village and its people, and the stories in the book are assembled from numerous sees.

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January 20, 2021January 19, 2021

I am a Mechanical Engineer born in 1953, Ph. D, Stanford, 1980. I have actually been active in the mechanical CAE field for decades.
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