108-Year-Old Man Reveals the Secret of Having a Long and Happy Life

When it comes to the secret of living a long life, a lot of experts may have varied answers.

A new research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health suggests that intermittent fasting is the key to longevity. Meanwhile, a study of a team from the University of Exeter claims that smelling your partner’s fart can help fight diseases.

For a Canadian man named Esmond Allcock, it is a different story.

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[Image Credit: Jaime Frydenlund]

The Secret to Living a Longer Life

Recognised as one of the oldest men in Canada, Allcock, recently celebrated his 108th birthday. If you will ask him for his secret of having a longer life, he will take you that all it takes is having a good spouse.

I didn’t behave myself for a few years there, but then I got a really good wife.

[Image Credit: Jaime Frydenlund]
[Image Credit: Jaime Frydenlund]

After 72 long years of marriage, his dear wife Helen passed away. After his wife’s death, Allcock stayed in the family home for a while before deciding to move into the Kerrobert Health Center. To celebrate his long life, employees threw him a birthday bash.

Oh they nearly drove me nuts. They probably took 100 pictures of me.

The Town Mayor Wayne Mock was also present during his birthday and declared January 26 as the Esmond Allcock Day to honor him.

[Image Credit: Jaime Frydenlund]
[Image Credit: Jaime Frydenlund]

Up to Date With Technology

Age is clearly just a number for the 108-year-old man. His 78-year-old son, Dave, who lives in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, always take time to stay in touch with him because of the distance. They always communicate using FaceTime.

We FaceTime every day on his iPad and you can really tell how happy he is, and they treat him like gold in there.

[Image Credit: Jaime Frydenlund]
[Image Credit: Jaime Frydenlund]

The older Allcock lived in Kerrobert for 100 years and worked hard as a farmer before his retirement in 1975. With 38 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren, there is no stopping Esmond.