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The Secret Behind This 256-Year-Old Man's Long Life Will Force You To Do The Same

People sometimes think about the inevitability of death. It makes them a bit sad as they know they will leave their loved ones, but it also gives them a sense of meaning that makes them want to live life to the fullest.

But did you know that there is a man who supposedly reached the age of 256? He even shared his secrets to having a long life. Check them out below!

The Secret Behind This 256-Year-Old Man's Long Life Will Force You To Do The Same

The Secret Behind This 256-Year-Old Man's Long Life Will Force You To Do The Same

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Do you know who is the oldest person in the world?

256-Year-Old Man's Secret To Long Life

Often we hear about people from Japan or from Europe, who are more than 100 years old. But back in the day, someone managed to live for a staggering 256 years.

His name is Li Ching Yuen.

256-Year-Old Man's Secret To Long Life

Li Ching Yuen is no longer alive, but documents are stating just how old he had been.

Professor Wu Chung-chieh discovered the documents in 1930.

256-Year-Old Man's Secret To Long Life

In a New York Times article, he noted that the records of the old Imperial Chinese government revealed Li Ching Yuen was already 150 years old.

The Imperial Chinese government also greeted Li a happy birthday after 50 years.

256-Year-Old Man's Secret To Long Life

These documents were from 1877 and congratulated Li Ching Yuen for reaching 200 years.

Many grandfathers of boys back in 1928 knew Li Ching Yuen.

256-Year-Old Man's Secret To Long Life

This was stated in 1928 when a correspondent from the New York Times said that many men in Li's community were familiar with him.

Li Ching Yuen started becoming a herbalist when he was just 10 years old.

256-Year-Old Man's Secret To Long Life

During this time, he went to mountain ranges to get herbs and educate himself about their effects.

For almost four decades, Li thrived with just eating herbs.

256-Year-Old Man's Secret To Long Life

He had wild ginseng, lingzhi, goji berry, Gotu Kola, and some rice wine. When he reached the age of 71 in 1749, he became a martial arts teacher for the Chinese army.

Li Ching Yuen married 23 times and had more than 200 children.

256-Year-Old Man's Secret To Long Life

Many women admired him and saw that he might have a genetic advantage as a father.

He said that the secret to living a long life is to have a quiet heart.

256-Year-Old Man's Secret To Long Life

This means being as patient as a tortoise, moving like a pigeon, and resting like a dog. That is what he said to the warlord Wu Pei-fu, who wanted to know Li's secret.

Thus, having a peaceful mind with proper breathing is the key to a long life.

256-Year-Old Man's Secret To Long Life

In addition, having a healthy diet significantly contributed to his long life.

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