Have you ever heard about the Hunza tribe? These people live in the Hunza valley in the mountain regions of Pakistan, and are most famous for their incredible health and resistance to numerous ailments. And, it’s not like they found the Holy Grail or Fountain of Youth – in fact, these people owe their health to their lifestyle and diet.
What makes the Hunza live so long?
Depending on the person and their heritage, you will get different answers on what makes them live so long. For example, one Italian woman said that staying single helped her live more than a century, while one American man said that fried bacon was what helped him live that long. If you ask a centenary who lived on a farm their whole life, they’ll tell you that organic meat and produce is the way to go.
However, the Hunzas are different – most of them live well over 100 (there are documented cases of Hunzas that lived for 150 years), their women can give childbirth over the age of 65, they are rarely ill, and have never heard of heart disease and cancer.
The literacy rate of the Hunzas stands at 95%, which is astonishing for such a small tribe. They have 2 different religions and 4 ethnicities, and have a simple lifestyle and a warm approach. After studying them closely, here’s what one scientist thinks is the secret to a healthy and long life:
Education is required
Your mind needs to develop at a young age, so you should never stop thinking or reading. As we said, almost all Hunzas are educated and live longer than the rest of us, which means that education is one of the keys for a longer and healthier life.
Maintain healthy relationships
No matter if you’re single or not, you need to maintain healthy relationships during your life. You also need to have a healthy relationship with yourself – just keep working on your feelings and emotions and learn how to channel them in healthy energy, no matter how hard they are.
Meditation and self-learning techniques can help you understand your wishes and desires
Never hesitate expressing your wishes and desires, as suppressing them can only have a negative outcome. Expressing yourself will make the relationships grow old while you move forward. Jump out of unhealthy relationships in order to stay healthy and live longer.
Avoid stress and learn how to relax
Stress is the biggest silent killer of them all. Of course, the times we live in are highly stressful, but if you learn how to avoid them, you will be able to live healthier and longer.
Eat organic food
The Hunza eat only what they grow, and the organic diet has helped them avoid cancer and live a longer life.
Old and happy
The Hunzas die old and happy that they’ve seen their great-grandchildren run around the garden. They cherish the little things in life and are completely happy without the conveniences of the modern world, so make sure to keep that in mind before you complain about something in the future.
Stay physically active
The Hunzas work every day on their fields and in their gardens, which keeps their muscles active and helps them live a long life. Even scientists consider physical activity key for a healthy life, so make sure to spend some time exercising every day.
The Hunzas should be our inspiration. Yes, getting old may be hard, but by learning how to enjoy life and leading a healthy lifestyle you will be able to live more than a century. Using the knowledge of these people can increase the global longevity and may even serve as a basis for cures for a variety of serious ailments.