Life insurance for healthy lifestyles
It's no secret that the majority of people think that leading a healthy lifestyle consists of exercising and eating well, and that if you eat a diet full of fat, salt and fast food, it's more likely you won't be living as long. We take a look into these theories to see what the real secrets of long life are, by seeing what the secrets are of the worlds' oldest man.
Healthy living case study
Jiroemon Kimura - oldest living person
Born on 19th April 1897 on the west coast of Japan, Jiroemon is officially the worlds' oldest living person. He's the 9th oldest man ever to have lived and at the time of writing this he's one of only 12 people alive who were born in the 1890s. He's survived some major wars, the 2011 Tsunami, 61 prime ministers and 4 emperors.
According to Jiroemon his secret to living so long, is to eat small portions of food.
Jiroemon has a typical Japanese diet, rich in Omega 3 oils from fish, which is renowned for its healthy qualities.
- FACT - after the 2011 Tsunami off the east coast of Japan, the country's average life expectancy dropped because more than 50% of the fatalities were over the age of 65. Japan used to hold the record for global longevity, but after the Tsunami the average life expectancy dropped by 0.4 years, putting Hong Kong ahead of them at 86.7 years
According to some of the current supercentenarians, the secret of long life is eating small portions of food including fish and white meat, drinking coffee and eating chocolate (in moderation of course!). Living a healthy lifestyle won't only help you live longer, but it could help you have lower life insurance premiums.
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