Mr. Overton witnessed Pearl Harbor and fought in Iwo Jima
There are a few guaranteed tactics to live a longer life, namely giving up cigarettes, eating more fruits and vegetables, getting plenty of sleep, and even thinking positive thoughts, but for some people, certain vices are deemed to be the ‘secret’ to their longevity.
Take Richard Overton, for instance. The oldest surviving United States military veteran credits a few habits some might look down upon as actually being the reason he’s so old. In October of 2016, the veteran turned 110 and to this day, he credits cigars, whiskey, and guns for keeping him ‘young’.
Overton admits to chain-smoking cigars, insists on including a splash of whiskey in his morning coffee, and enjoys a steady diet of fried catfish and butter pecan ice cream. It’s important to note that he is an exception to the rule. Still, his advice for others is interesting, nonetheless.
source – National Geographic