256-Year-Old Man Revealed His Secret For A Long Life Right Before His Death

This is Li Ching Yuen. According to a 1930 article from The New York Times, he reportedly lived to be 256 years old…

256 year old man

In 1928, professor Wu-Chung Chieh of Chengdu university discovered documentation congratulating Li on his 150th birthday in 1827, and even more documents congratulating him on his 200th birthday in 1877. The old men in the neighborhood claimed that Li was already a grown man when they were just children.

256 year old man

Li began his career as an herbalist at just ten years old, and for almost forty years, had a diet of mostly herbs, goji berries, lingzi, wild ginseng, he shoo wu, gotu kola, and rice wine. He continued this for the next 100 years of his life.

256 year old man

At the age of 71, in 1749, he joined the Chinese army as a martial arts instructor.

256 year old man

He was a beloved member of his community, and reportedly married 23 times, fathering some 200 children in the process. But supposedly, he wasn’t even the oldest man that he knew! One of his disciples claimed that Li once met a 500-year-old man that taught him Qigong exercises and a special herb-rich diet that can help people live extraordinarily long lives.

256 year old man

When asked about the secret to his long life, Li had this to say: “Keep a quiet heart, sit like a tortoise, walk sprightly like a pigeon, and sleep like a dog.”

256 year old man

Whether or not you believe the story, that certainly sounds like sage wisdom. We could all stand to take a page from this incredible man’s book!

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