What if we tell you that the oldest man in the world has 256 years? Would you believe us? Yes, NO?! Share your thoughts in the comment section below. And, before you say NO, you should think about it for a minute. Yes, take 5 minutes and think about it. You find it difficult to believe because now (in the modern era) the average lifespan for the Western people would be 75-80 years, right? So, what would happen if someone tells you about a person who lived 100 years? Well, that would be alright. But, what if someone tells you that a person lived more than 250 years…?
Well, first of all, you should really ask yourself – why don’t we believe that people can live this long? Unfortunately, not many people in this world don’t live a 9-5 lifestyle; don’t have to deal with the stresses of debt, they aren’t breathing polluted city air, and they exercise regularly. These people don’t eat refined sugars or flour, or any foods that have had pesticides sprayed on them. In simple words – they aren’t living off of the standard American diet. These people are not eating fatty meats, sugary deserts, and genetically modified foods. No antibiotics. No alcohol and no tobacco. Their diets not only exclude junk foods that we so often indulge in, they also include superfoods and herbs which are like steroids for our organs and immune system. And, the most important thing is that they spend their free time in nature, practicing breathing techniques and meditating which have been proven to improve mental, physical, and emotional health. They keep things simple, get proper sleep, and spend a great deal of time in nature under the sun.
We usually spend our free time on Facebook or watching TV. So, you should imagine spending a lifetime doing that in the mountains, and combining that with perfect mental, spiritual, and physical well-being. Yes, you should imagine what will happen if we live the live we’re supposed to. Yes, if we treat our bodies right, who knows how long we can live for? Thanks for reading and don’t forget to share.
Many people around the world have been searching for ways to extend their lifespans since the dawn of existence – and guess what? We’ve made a lot of progress. But, it looks like that this one man has not only figured out the secret to a long life, he might have been the oldest person to ever live.
The million-dollar question – what is the longest a person has ever lived for?
We have an answer for your question and his name is Li Ching Yuen . Li Ching Yuen lived 256 years! And no, this is not a myth or a fictional tale. According to a 1930 New York Times article, Wu Chung-chieh, a professor of the Chengdu University, discovered Imperial Chinese government records from 1827 congratulating Li Ching-Yuen on his 150th birthday, Li Ching Yuen reportedly began his herbalist career at the age of 10, where he gathered herbs in mountain ranges and learned of their potency for longevity. And, for almost 40 years, he survived on a diet of herbs such as lingzhi, goji berry, wild ginseng, he shoo wu and gotu kola and rice wine. In 1749, at the age of 71, he joined the Chinese armies as teacher of martial arts. Li was said to be a much-loved figure in his community, marrying 23 times and fathering over 200 children.
The people from his village said that Li Chung Yuen was able to read and write as a child, and by his tenth birthday had traveled in Kansu, Shansi, Tibet, Annam, Siam and Manchuria gathering herbs. For the first 100 years he did that, and then he switched to selling herbs (which were gathered by others). According to the tales, he sold lingzhi, goji berry, wild ginseng, he shou wu and gotu kola along with other Chinese herbs, and lived off a diet of these herbs and rice wine
Many people asked him what’s his secret. He replied:
“You should keep a quiet heart, sit like a tortoise, walk sprightly like a pigeon and sleep like a dog.” This great man maintained calm mind with breathing techniques. And, his diet played a big role in his longevity.
Sources and References included int his article – The Oldest Man in the World. The Aware