One of our favorite people, Burt Morrow, was a lover of life and an avid user of Teeter Hang Ups well into his 80s. He credited good nutrition, stretching and routine inversion therapy (which included 40 inverted sit-ups every day!) with helping him to maintain an active lifestyle – he even set multiple world records in hurdles as a Senior Olympian!
We are all looking for the fountain of youth. Today, we take a look at some of the greatest words of wisdom on longevity from some of our favorite people. As we look for advice from those who have lived long, robust lives, some of the answers may be surprising and certainly entertaining!
Julia Child: “Eat well and drink well,” says Julia Child, “everything in moderation — and never snack.”
Phyllis Diller: She believed laughter was the key to longevity – she performed her stand-up comedy acts well into her 80s
George Burns: Smoke 10 to 15 cheap cigars each day. Play bridge. Drink a couple of martinis each day. Keep your humor. But never, never retire.
Harry S. Truman: ”Take a two-mile walk every morning before breakfast.”
Herman Smith-Johannsen: The secret to a long life is to stay busy, get plenty of exercise and don’t drink too much. Then again, don’t drink too little.
Ann Landers: One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything before you go to bed.
Dr. Deepak Chopra: Maintain a high level of personal hygiene, get plenty of fresh air, sunlight and rest, have enjoyable leisure time, satisfying hobbies.
Johnny Carson: Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.
Muhammad Ali: Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.
Lucille Ball: The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.
Betty White: Take wheatgrass, soy and carob pulp, then toss in the trash and cook yourself a big piece of pork-butt.