08 November 2010

Britain's oldest man remembers to eat his veggies

Reverend Reg Dean, Britain’s oldest man at 108, may have forgotten a thing or two, but he remembers to eat his veggies. If you want to live to a ripe old age then Dean offers the following secrets of longevity:

"Good friends, a religion, looking for the best in people not the worst and being a vegetarian for 30 years have helped. But I can't remember the other one."

Reverend Dean was born in 1902 and has worked as a teacher, a minister and an army chaplain. He has survived two world wars and is the father of one and the grandfather of two. He remains active as the president of the Dalesman Male Voice Choir in Derbyshire, England.

“My health couldn't be better and I have few aches and pains, for which I am very grateful. My birthday has been a big effort but I appreciate the help of my friends,” Dean said.

Hopefully Dean will remember the other secret to long life, but until then, we’ll remember to eat our veggies.

Robin Lawless | @robmlaw
Robin lives in NYC with her cat Maggie where she follows a vegan lifestyle, practices yoga, and volunteers at Catskill Animal Sanctuary. Follow Robin on Facebook

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