How To Live To Be 100+ Years Old w/ John Day M.D.

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“The human body is designed to run optimally… to age 90… If we can just give our body the right environment.”
— John Day M.D.

Greetings, SuperFriends, and welcome to today's show!

Today we are joined by Dr. John Day. He is a cardiologist from Salt Lake City, Utah, who spent a significant portion of his life in Asia. He is fluent in Mandarin and he was trained at Stanford University. Here's where it gets interesting: He did some work some research with a little known village in China known as “Longevity Village.” And there, he discovered a people who live, on average, to be 100 years old or older. Over the process of getting to know them, working with them, speaking their language, Dr. Dre was able to figure out the secret. He was able to determine exactly what they do… and how it's so different from what we do.

I don't know if you guys know the statistics, but most people in most western countries… Well, we do not live to be 100 years old. We live to be significantly less. And so I think there's a lot of really interesting value here. Some of it will come as a surprise… But most of it won't. Most of it is a reinforcement of a lot of the stuff that we talk about every week, maybe with some new, unique, and interesting angles that will inspire and motivate you.

I hope you guys are able to live well past 100 with the information that you learned in today's episode!

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In this episode, we discuss:

  • Who is Dr. John Day, what does he do, and how did his own health struggles lead him to it?
  • How did Dr. John Day discovered “Longevity Village,” and why him?
  • What is different about the lives of people living in Longevity Village? 
  • A discussion of exercise, and how it should be implemented into our daily lives
  • How physical activity and sleep are intertwined?
  • Can we really replicate the results by adapting these people's lifestyles?
  • Which one step will get you 90% of the way there?
  • What things surprised John Day about the lifestyle in Longevity Village?
  • What other habits, techniques, or behaviors has Dr. John Day implemented himself?
  • What was the role of “rhythm” in these people's lives, and how is it different from ours?
  • How much do these folks sleep? Once or twice a day?
  • How about meal timing, fasting, etc?
  • How did Dr. John Day learn Mandarin Chinese well enough to give lectures in it?!
  • Where should you reach out to Dr. John Day?
  • What's the #1 most important takeaway from this episode?

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Favorite Quotes from John Day M.D.:

“There was no obesity. No one was on a diet.”
“We're so fatigued, but yet, we can't sleep at night.”
“Our body has the remarkable capacity to heal.”
“If we just get out of our body's way, and give it what it needs, it can heal.”
“Too often in the western world, aging is something to be feared.”
“Social connection may be even more important to longevity and health than even smoking or obesity.”
“Now, it's almost as if I have boundless energy.”
“Environment is critical – but you can create that environment wherever you are.”
“These people lived in alignment and in rhythm with their genome.”

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