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Old 08-18-2007, 09:48 PM   #10
Thomas Campbell
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Re: Are you pushing?

Mike Sigman wrote: View Post
Daoyin exercises have proved very effective in prolonging life. Dougong, a blind musician during the reign of Emperor Wendi of the Western Han Dynasty, kept practising daoyin until he died at the ripe old age of over 100. Sun Simiao, a noted medical expert of the Tang Dynasty (618- 907), performed doayin three times a day and lived to an age of 110. Lu You, a celebrated scholar of the Song Dynasty, was still going strong when he was well over 80. No wonder daoyin was called an art for achieving longevity in ancient times.
Jeanne Calment, who died on 4 August, 1997, at the age of 122 years and 164 days, reached the longest confirmed lifespan of any person in history.

Calment led an extraordinary life and can be regarded as a phenomenon. In addition to her lifespan, other impressive feats included taking up fencing at the age of 85, continuing to ride her bike at the age of 100 and living by herself until the age of 110.
She attributed her long life to chocolate, olive oil and port wine, as well as what some referred to as an immunity to stress, having once stated: "If you can't do anything about it, don't worry about it."
A smoker until the age of 117, Calment quit not on health grounds, but because her eyesight was so poor that she could not light her cigarettes herself, and was too embarrassed to ask others to light them for her.

Dao-yin of another sort, perhaps.
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