At 115, Jiroemon Kimura becomes the oldest man in history

At 115, Jiroemon Kimura becomes the oldest man in history

This man is a walking talking example of how to live well.  I have followed him and spoken about him for many years and now, here he is, the oldest recorded man in all of history!

Jiroemon Kimura has been named the oldest male in recorded history by the Guinness book of World Records.  He broke the previous record recently when he turned 115 years and 253 days old.

Kimura lives with his grandson’s widow Eiko Kimura, and has never had serious diseases.

What is his advice?  

He eats a healthy vegetable-based diet, small portions, three times a day and is particularly fond of red bean cake and rice.

His secret is “to eat small amounts and to stop eating when his stomach was about 80% full”

Of the world’s 64 oldest people, 22 of them come from Japan… according to research from the Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/asia/8126740/Oldest-man-in-recorded-history-named

 

Posted: Sunday 6 January 2013

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