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107-year-old man still working full-time shares secrets for longevity

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Anthony Mancinelli is 107 years old, still working full-time as a barber who has some simple advice for living a long healthy life…

 

Anthony Mancinelli was named the oldest barber in the world by the Guinness Book of Records just over a decade ago. He was 96 at the time, now 107, he has shared valuable advice on how to live a full life.

He started his career at age 11, shortly after dropping out of school. Over the last 96 years, he has worked 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. He attributes his work ethic as one of the reasons why he is still going strong. Another is that he never really drank or smoked too heavily. He says he also avoided exercise whenever he could.

He has all his hair and teeth still and refuses to take daily medication. He says his doctor is constantly bewildered that he has no aches or pains in his body despite his daily workload.

The barber is world famous now because of his Guinness World Record and people come from all over the world to have their hair cut by him. In an interview with the Times, his 81-year-old son Bob said that his older customers loved when he joked about his age.

“Some of his older customers, he helps them in the chair. He’ll say to an 80-year-old guy, ‘Listen, when you get to be my age. …’ They love hearing that.”

Anthony is nowhere near ready to retire and plans to continue working every day as usual. You can see him in action below.


Sources: The Good News Network
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Tyler Vivier
Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy. Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

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