In the early 1970s, National Geographic ran an extensive series of articles investigating claims of long-lived people around the world. The Hun people, who lived in the Hun Valley in Northern Pakistan, were one of those peoples. They became fascinating case studies of the unique region in which they live.
The Hun Valley is a fertile valley that supports agriculture and provides isolation from the rest of the world, and it's also located at a very high altitude.The region, with its breathtaking year-round scenery and second to none hospitality was a popular, off-the-grid destination for American and European backpackers in the 1990s, but the aftermath of September 11 pretty much eliminated tourism.Today, it's an idyllic, utopian environment of sorts. In fact, some say that the Hun Valley is the basis for Shangri La in the 1933 novel "Lost Horizon.
How long does Hun live
No one really knows how long the Hun people live. Physicians examined the Hun and made their best guesses to how old the people were. Without focusing too much on documented maximum age, the truly extraordinary fact is that all reports of the Hun mention that the elderly population is fit, full of vitality, and virtually free from disease, which still holds true to this day.
How They Keep Free From Illness
In short, exercise. The environment in which the Hun live is mountainous and has extremely rough terrain. The villages are incredibly isolated and built into the cliff some villages are more than 1,000 years old. Hun people have no choice but to navigate the rough passages and steep ridges.Farmable land also isn't always located directly next to the home. Some pastures are a two-hour trek from the village. The hun are said to be heartier than the famously strong Sherpa people of the Himalayan region.Hun consume a mostly plant-based diet, eaten raw. Because they are so isolated, the Hun do not have access to a large amount of fuel for cooking food, nor are there many animals available for eating, so they plant what they can and gather the rest. Apricots, cherries, grapes, plums, and peaches are all cultivated by the Hun . They also eat a lot of grains — wheat millet — and chapati, their daily bread.Absolutely. In fact, some researchers have called the Hun the happiest people on Earth. The Hun have a certain passion and zest for life, perhaps brought on to some extent by their daily rigorous exercise and simple lifestyle if you take anything away from their knowledge, let it be these three things:Eat raw fruits and vegetables, Have a positive outlook, exercise daily.
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