Satchel Paige’s Six Rules For Staying Young

Negro Leagues star pitcher and Major League Baseball’s oldest rookie at age 42, Satchel Paige achieved a great many things between his birth on this day in 1906, and his death in 1982. Generously, he shared his perfect tips for “staying young” with the world. Read them, live them, prosper.

1. 1. Avoid fried meats which angry up the blood.

2. 2. If you stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts.

3. 3. Keep the juices flowing by jangling around gently as you move.

4. 4. Go very light on the vices, such as carrying on in society. The social ramble ain’t restful.

5. 5. Avoid running at all times.

6. 6. Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.

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