This is an interesting article about longevity compiled from
interviews with centenarians. Makes a lot of common sense.
Bathe Twice A Day And Live To Be 100, Thais Say
(Last updated 12:04 PM ET February 4)
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's Health Ministry says anyone wanting to
live past 100 should brush their teeth and bathe twice a day, keep
their homes tidy and clothes clean.
In its "simple secrets to longevity," the ministry also advises three
proper meals a day, 30 minutes exercise three times a week, six to
eight glasses of water a day and six to eight hours rest.
It also prescribes a health check-up once a year, avoidance of
narcotics, a moral lifestyle, a low-fat diet and maintenance of close
ties with family and friends.
Local media reports quoted Deputy Health Minister Decha Sukrarom as
saying the recommendations were based on a 1996 study of 156 Thais
over the age of 100 -- 120 women and 36 men.
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