What can we learn from a 100 year old man

KOLKATA, India (AP) – A former Mr. Universe who has just turned 100 said Sunday that happiness and a life without tensions are the key to his longevity.
Manohar Aich, who is 4 foot 11 inches (150 centimeters) tall, overcame many hurdles, including grinding poverty and a stint in prison, to achieve body building glory.
His children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren gathered Sunday in the eastern city of Kolkata to celebrate his birthday the day before.
Hindu priests chanted prayers while a feast was laid out to honor Aich, winner of the 1952 Mr. Universe body building title.
Rippling his muscles and flashing a toothless grin, Aich says his ability to take his troubles lightly and remain happy during difficult times are the secrets to his long life.
That, and a simple diet of milk, fruits and vegetables along with rice, lentils and fish have kept him healthy.
He does not smoke and has never touched alcohol, he said. …

Learning to live a life filled with the things that nourish us will lead to a life full of rewards. Here is a 100 year old man, surrounded by 4 generations of his family, still going strong. He has not succumbed to the typical frailty of “old age”. Instead he has thrived by living a life that continuously supplies the nourishment his body and mind need to stay healthy and vibrant. What can we take away from this? Take a moment each day to focus on the things that are contributing to the betterment of your life, which of course also means your health. The stress of life can take a huge toll on our physical and mental well being. Taking the time to nourish ourselves with good food and water, exercise, meditation, family and friends, and all the other things that keep us growing strong are vitally important at decreasing the toll of physical and mental stressors. It is easy to do nothing about it, but, even easier to do something about it, you just need a little inspiration. Find your inspiration(s), whatever they may be, looking or feeling better, more energy to spend time with the kids or your significant others, seeing a mountain top, whatever it may be can only happen if you are healthy, and feeling and being healthy is just easier than not feeling and being healthy. Start today!

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