BIG news hit social media this week! Misao Okawa, the oldest person in the world and the oldest Japanese person ever celebrated her 117th birthday on March 5.
Okawa has been a widow for 84 years and two of her three children are in their 90’s with four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She enjoys three large meals a day, her favorite meal is sushi and sleeps eight hours a night.
So what does it take to live to 100 and beyond? Continue reading to learn Okawa’s secrets to longevity plus four other centenarians born in the 1800’s!
Centenarian defined: It is a person who lives to or beyond the age of 100 years. Because average global life expectancies are uniformly less than 100, the term is invariably associated with longevity.
Meet 5 centenarians and their secrets to longevity.
Misao Okawa from Japan born on March 5, 1898 is the oldest person in the world.
>> Good genes, regular sleep and exercise.
Gertrude Weaver from Unites States born on July 4, 1898 is the oldest person in the U. S.
>> Kindness, be nice to other people and follow God.
Jeralean Talley from United States born on May 23, 1899 is the second oldest person in the U.S.
>> Staying active, likes to eat and lives by the Golden Rule.
Susannah Mushatt Jones from United States born on July 6, 1899.
>> Never smoked or drank alcohol but loves barbeque chicken and bacon.
Emma Morano from Italy born on November 29, 1899 is the oldest person in Europe and still living on her own.
>> Daily glass of homemade brandy, raw eggs every day and sleep, early to bed early to rise.
What do you think are the secrets to longevity?
Read more about the centenarians stories here.
Photo credit: Photodune
Source: USA Today
Cheers to a Healthy Life!