A 120-year-old man, Swami Sivananda (not to be confused with Hindu author Sivananda Saraswati), believes the reason he is still going on strong is because he has never had sex in his life. According to Sivananda, a monk, who was born on August 8, 1896, the Guinness Book of World Records should recognize him as the oldest person alive.
Sivananda who lives in the Indian city of Kolkata gave some tips on how to live a healthy life while speaking to journalists earlier this week.
“Discipline is the most important thing is life.
“One can conquer anything with discipline in food habits, exercise, and sexual desires.
“Control over your needs is the biggest gain in life. I have lived for so long because material things don’t make me happy.
“Because I was born in poverty, I have never had great demands from life.
“Nowadays, people are unhappy, unhealthy and have become dishonest, which pains me a lot.
“I just want people to be happy, healthy and peaceful.”