Have you ever heard of the Hunza People? Learn how to live longer by separating myth from fact, and utilizing natural solutions.
There are many myths about many people such as Hunza people that they lived happy and healthy for a long time. As some of these myths are a hoax, it is important to separate these ideas from facts.
So, what’s the secret to a long and healthy life?
In order to find answers to that question, I went through the most amazing life stories of those centenarians who were willing to share their knowledge on the net. As many of the stories were different and I couldn’t make any final decision at once about the “secret” I was looking for. I also found many answers and they confused me more.
Emma Morano from Italy lived 116 years, and she explained that the reason for her long life is staying single. She also said: “I didn’t want to be dominated by anyone.”
She was divorced at the age of 38 and spent the rest of her life single. She was suffering from anemia and fight against with it by eating two eggs a day for whole life.
Another example is Mushatt- Jones who tells about eating fried bacon every single day. A California centenarian also said that his secret was eating one donut a day. Then Clarice Emley, who was born and raised on a farm, explains that her entire family ate only what they grew and caught. She is still physically active, working out every day together with her friends. The next story is about centenarian twins and their secret of getting older together and that being close to each other was the main reason for their long life.
Hunza people and the secret of longevity
Even after all years, the myths like the one about the Holy Grail, or the Fountain of Youth are still interesting. But the truth is that there are many people who live longer than us.
As I was confused, I searched for the “secret” for the longevity. My attention was grabbed by an article about the Hunza people and I thought that I was closer to my answer. The hunza people were located in mountainous valley in the region of Pakistan.
There are also myths and truths interwoven to get a clear picture of these people. It was said that the Hunza people are descendants of Alexander the Great, which is the only speculation. But, I will separate the truth from fiction.
First of all, let’s debunk the myths
- It is a myth that Hunza people do not generally live to be anywhere near the age of 150 years old. It was documented that the Hunza people are at living around the age of 100. But, how do we know exactly how old these people are as they even don’t keep birth certificates.
- The Hunza people can give birth after the age of 60, as they aren’t considered adults until after 50. So, the act of older birth becomes quite normal.
- They have a quite simple lifestyle. They catch the own fish, hunt their own meats, and raise their own vegetables.
- Instead of processed foods they also eat lots of apricots which is said to have cancerous tumor eradication properties.
- They also work hard on their lands in the valley, usually all day long.
- The literacy rate is rather outstanding with a 90% rate. Most Hunza people have a high school education.
- There are four ethnicities in Hunza region.
- The Hunza people are divided into two different religions.
You can have a clear idea of how to live a longer and healthier life with these myths and facts.
Here are the basic longevity tips learned from simpler people.
you do need to get an education in life.
During your youth, you need to start developing a healthy mind and never stop reading and thinking actively. Almost every Hunzas are educated and Clarice Emley was a teacher. So, if we need to have a healthy life, we need a healthy developed brain.
Maintain healthy relationships
If you have a good connection with yourself, knowing and acknowledging all those hidden feelings, and regardless of how contagious they can be, helping them dissolve into healthy energy, you can have a “Healthy relationship”. You can develop a better understanding of your needs and wishes, which can lead to a bigger and wider loving atmosphere for yourself and everyone around you by self-learning techniques and meditation.
Always express your feelings, it will lead to abyss if you suppress them. Your relationships will grow in a healthy direction by expressing your feelings. So don’t stay away from marriage, but don’t be in unstable and unhealthy relationships. The most important thing is your life and the lives of those you love.
The stress is a silent killer and the modern “exterminator” of your life force. Yes, it is really hard to ignore those stressful situations like hard working days, paying the rent etc. But, you can retire and slow down in a peaceful place if you somehow manage to survive these modern obligations and complications. Then you’ll be able to reconnect with nature and try to live a calmer life.
Try to eat organic, natural food, and grow it yourself
You could hear this very often, but the Hunza people eat only what they grow and they are healthy. They don’t even know what cancer is and they do live a long life.
They only appreciate nature and raw foods. They may even get to witness things that some of us don’t get to see. So, stop consuming fast foods.
Don’t skip the physical activity
Hunza people endure working hours on the fields each day. Even though it’s hard, keeping your muscles “warm” can never be a bad thing. Clarice Emley exercises every day, and she is 105! So, if she won’t give up her regime to be sedentary, why should you?
Ignore the myths; there are many inspirational things we can learn from the Hunza people.
It’s hard to get older. Even though we have to give up on things sometimes, we do it for ourselves. You also can try these things and they we help you to live a long life. Maybe you’ll be the first to live 200 years and you’ll share your stories with us.