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    Why Okinawans live a long & healthy life

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    There is something about the Okinawans… I am half Okinawan. My grandparents from my father side moved to Brasil before WWII. Last month I visited Okinawa’s main island, Naha, to meet my aunties and uncles that were coming from Brasil to participate in the 6th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival. Okinawan descendants from all over the world meet every 5 years in Okinawa to celebrate their traditions, delicious food, unique dance, music and culture. But my main reason to be there was to spend time with my dear aunties that I haven’t seen for a while. And I was also interested to learn a little more why the Okinawans are known to live a long and healthy life–the centenarians! Continue Reading

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