//Lessons from the Abkhasians with their incredible lifespan

Lessons from the Abkhasians with their incredible lifespan

In 1974 Sula Benet, a noted anthropologist, while working in Abkhasia, shared this anecdote. She once toasted a man who looked no more than 70 and said, “May you live as long as Moses to 120.” He didn’t like it. He was actually 119! Abkhazia, in southern Russia is known for the longevity of its people, likethe Hunza tribe in the Himalayas or the Sardinians in Italy.

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The author is an XLRI Alumnus and currently Asst. Parish Priest at St. Xavier’s College Parish, Ahmedabad.