Have you heard the quote “Success leaves Clues”?
This is a popular phrase used in personal development and business but this is also true for health and living a long life.
Dr. Ellsworth Wareham is a 101-year-old heart surgeon who credits a vegan diet to his longevity. Wareham still does all of his own yard work and climbs up and down the stairs in his two-story home.
Dr. Wareham lives in Loma Linda, California, one of the world’s five designated blue zones – aka places where people live longer on average than the general population. The town of Loma Linda has banned smoking and alcohol is scarcely sold.
Studies show people who live in these regions do more exercise, follow more plant-based diets, and engage in community activities according to vegnews.com. Loma Linda men in particular live six to seven years longer than the average American man. The average American man lives 75.5 years old. Dr. Wareham is 26 years older.
Wareham himself adopted a vegan diet in midlife after reading research that showed animal protein raises cholesterol. He credits his good health – and his clearness of mind, the thing he’s most grateful for today – in large part to that decision.
Each day, Wareham gets eight or nine hours of rest, wakes up at 5 a.m., easts two meals – always whole-wheat cereal with almond milk for breakfast – exercises, and spends time with his family. He continues from consuming animal products, referring to a study out of the Cleveland Clinic that found heart disease could be stopped by adopting a low-fat, vegan diet.
Wareham doesn’t use a cane and has always opted for the stairs instead of taking the elevator. He cites research out of Stanford University from about 25 years ago that suggested a 46 percent decrease incidence of death by heart disease by climbing a flight of stairs 20 times per week. A clipping of the study is pasted on the stairwell in his home.
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Remember, success leave clues, and if you study the life of a man like Dr. Wareham and take tips from him it is obvious how a vegan lifestyle, along with absence of things such as alcohol and smoking and then add in some moderate exercise, you then have a clear recipe for living a longer life.
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