A 92-year-old man who survived the Holocaust is divulging his secrets to living a long, healthy life.
Ed Mosberg was born in Krakow, Poland, in 1926, and was just 13 when World War II broke out, he told Business Insider.
He lost his entire family — his parents, sisters, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins — to the Holocaust, and he survived the Mauthausen and Plazow concentration camps, the latter of which was made infamous by Steven Spielberg’s “Schindler’s List.”
Decades after the war, Mosberg has had the opportunity to reflect on the meaning of life and the daily practices he believes contributed to his own longevity.
“There’s only one thing: You should stick with your family and with your friends, because this is the most important thing in your life,” he stressed.
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In addition, Mosberg stressed the importance of daily exercise and diet. Every day, he wakes up around 5 a.m. to do push-ups, sit-ups and run on the treadmill.
“It’s not a secret,” he said. “Just be active.”
Mosberg also warned against eating too much, calling it “the worst thing” for health. The morning of his interview, he had only had a glass of water, a cup of coffee “with plenty of sugar” and half of a small yogurt.
Even if he doesn’t have lunch, he can go without food until dinnertime as long as he has coffee, he said.
“You can control it,” Mosberg said of the “hunger” Americans claim to feel prior to overeating.
In the end, Mosberg strives to stay healthy for the sake of his family.
“Because I have to be fit for my wife,” he said. “Anytime she [needs] me, that I am there for my wife. This is my primary thing.”
Mosberg is confident about his method, because he’s already planning on throwing a party for his 100th birthday. And he wants his wife, Cesia, to be by his side.
“And like I always say to my wife, we are one life, and we are here together,” he said.
(H/T: Business Insider)