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What makes the people of Okinawa the longest lived people?

Asked By: raymond b - 9/1/2006
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It is a combination of things! I am over here in Okinawa, that's where I live. I can tell you from experience there are a few things that contribute to the longevity. First is the tropical island lifestyle, Okinawans are very laid back and relaxed. Traditionally they were farmers & fishermen by trade, so the busy... More
Answered By: Man_in_Japan - 9/1/2006
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Being down wind of the bikini atoll.
Answered By: Bear Naked - 9/1/2006
 
They drink like fish and smoke like chimnees
Answered By: martin h - 9/1/2006
 
there diet....it's mostly fish....
Answered By: Roger Vadim*lol* - 9/1/2006
 
some say it is the coral they inadvertantly ingest, some speculate it is the glacial water from the mountains.
Answered By: bruserdog - 9/1/2006
 
Good genes, maybe... More
Answered By: dawnsakura - 9/1/2006
 
climbing stairs and eating fish. Really. They don't use elevators, most '80s are quite active and live on upper floors.
Answered By: fortitudinousskeptic - 9/1/2006
 
maybe because they get more time off of work? u.s.a. about 2 weeks off vacation a year. They might also have a better Diet? We eat more fattening foods. u.s.a. has alot more stress. Alot of people in u.s.a. are taking depression & anxiety meds today. etc...
Answered By: mr_know_it_all_12345 - 9/1/2006
 
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