Diet, healthy relationships, and a positive attitude all contribute to longevity; however, if you don’t exercise, you won’t be able to live a long and happy life.
Have you asked about the methods used by Japan’s longest-living people to achieve such longevity?
The people who wrote “Ikigai: In Okinawa, Japan, a blue zone with the highest concentration of centenarians in the world, the author of “The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life” spoke with over 100 of the elderly.
Garca and Miralles observed Okinawan centenarians’ day-to-day activities, including their bodily movements. As indicated by them, you don’t have to go to the rec center or gym for a little while each day or run long distance races, prior to carrying on with a sound life.
According to Japanese centenarians, all you need to do is get moving every day. Radio taiso is the 5-minute exercise that Japan’s longest-living people do every day.
Radio taiso, a well-known Japanese exercise that has been around for decades, is performed by over 85 percent of Japanese each day.
In fact, many residents, including patients and nursing residents, devote at least five minutes a day to this exercise.
Rajio taisō, which means “radio exercises,” got its name from when the movements’ instructions were broadcast on the radio in 1929.
According to a website devoted to the exercise, radio taiso still airs daily at 6:30 a.m. on one of Japan’s oldest radio stations, NHK Radio 1.
According to the website, the low-intensity movements can be a great way to start your day and can be completed in about three minutes.
“Promote a spirit of unity among participants” is one of radio taiso’s primary objectives. Most of the time, the exercises are done in groups, like in schools before learning or in businesses before working.
According to the authors, “one of the most iconic radio taiso exercises simply consists of raising your arms above your head and then bringing them down in a circular motion.”
Even though it may seem insignificant, modern people can go days without raising their arms above their heads.
In Japan, older people also practiced yoga and tai chi frequently. However, “feel free to choose a practice that you love and that makes you move, like the Radio Taiso, if you don’t like any of these disciplines.”