107 Year Old Barber's secret for LongevityJan 03, 2019
This week I listened to a great Brad Kerns podcast featuring the oldest living barber in the USA. Brad was traveling to New York and stopped to get a haircut and an interview.
Anthony Mancinelli is 107 years old and has been cutting hair since he was 11 years old!
He was in both World War 1 and World War 2, was married for 60 years and has outlived his wife, family and friends.
He lives alone, does all his own shopping and meals, drives to the mall 5 days a week for work and puts in 40 hours per week.
He has no secret diet or exercise routine, but he does have two beliefs he swears by:
1) Don't sweat the small stuff, and everything is small stuff.
2) Have a youthful outlook for your life. Old is only when you can't do anything anymore.
Anthony hasn't seen a doctor in years, he only takes a baby aspirin a day to thin his blood a little. "Why would I go see a doctor if I don't have any problems? What would we talk about?"
To him, someone who is 70 years old is just a kid.
It just goes to show, having the right attitude about life is just as important as eating healthy and exercising.