The secret to living to 100 - beer and poker?

The secret to living to 100 - beer and poker?

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

What's the key to a long and healthy life? If 102-year-old American Andrew Amatrudo is to be believed it's eating whatever you like, drinking beer and playing plenty of poker.

Amatrudo, who was born in 1909, told the Press of Atlantic City newspaper “I’m not going to sit home. If I sit home, I’ll go berserk. I love to play poker. That’s all I live for anymore.”

The former hairdresser added, “I love the game. It keeps me sharp. It’s the strategy, the playing of the cards, the betting. Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. You can’t win all the time, you know.”

Amatrudo now spends pretty much every day at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino playing his favourite stud poker game and even celebrated his birthday there proving that the old maxim 'healthy mind, healthy body' rings true.

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