GREAT FALLS, Mont., July 20 (UPI) -- Walter Breuning of Great Falls, Mont., says being 112 years old and the world's oldest known man is truly not a big deal to him.
The Great Falls (Mont.) Tribune said Monday while Breuning accepted congratulations for his new title following the death of 113-year-old British national Henry Allingham, the senior was more concerned about his health.
"It's not half as important as feeling good," he said regarding his title of world's oldest man.
"If you're in good health, you've got everything there is," he added.
Breuning was named the world's oldest living man on the Web sites of the Guinness World Records and the Gerontology Research Group, but both honors have yet to be verified.
The active senior told the Tribune the key to his long life has been moderation and keeping busy.
Breuning added he eats two meals daily, takes no pill medications and routinely eats fruit and walks up the ramps to his second-floor room at a Montana retirement home.