The Longevity photo exhibition will run until the 23rd October 2018 and is being held at the Hainan museum on Guo xing avenue, details on how to get there can be found at the bottom of this article.
By the end of 2017 there were 1,565 centurions in the province with an average of 17.13 persons aged 100 or above living for every 100,000 people.
The exhibition details the living environment, behaviour and eating habits of the centurions. The written and photographic materials on display are selected from amongst millions of images and texts collected over 26 years by Wang Jun, a senior journalist with the Hainan Daily and Chairman of the Hainan photographers association.
It is generally accepted today that genetic factors have approximately 25 percent effect on longevity, while the other 75 percent will be determined by our living environment and way of life.
The exhibition provides plenty of suggestions for visitors wishing to choose a healthy lifestyle while presenting the living environment of Hainan.
Each photo is accompanied by a short text about the person in the photograph, it's in Chinese but you can get a good translation by using the Wechat translation feature. You can also use the Baidu translation APP.
On the back wall, there are a hundred tips on how to live to 100 years old from the subjects photographed. Some of them read
14. Have a coffee break
25. Maintain a high level of creativity
41. Keep a pet
79. Don't be afraid to exercise
The exhibition is at the Hainan museum and best of all it's free, you do need your passport to enter though. Entry to the exhibition also gives you access to the whole museum, which is well worth a visit.
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