Monday, May 02, 2011

Dick Gregory

I saw comedian Dick Gregory at the New Living Expo in San Francisco on Saturday. For those who don't know, Gregory was the first black comedian to break into the mainstream, predating Bill Cosby by a couple of years. Gregory made a few comedy albums during the 1960s, but later became more into politics and health and even ran for President once.

Gregory was and is very funny, and he did tell some jokes, but his main point of being here was to give a talk about eating and living a healthy life. It must be working as Gregory is 79 years old and seems very fit.

He had three important keys to living a long and healthy life. 1) Keep physically active; 2) get enough sleep; and 3) drink a lot of water. He said that these are the three leading causes of death over cancer and heart disease.

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