I’d love to live to a ripe old age, surrounded by grandchildren and great-grandchildren, enjoying a letter from the Queen every birthday and hopefully an eventual visit by Guiness World Records waiting to crown me the World’s Oldest Woman.
They’d ask me for all of my health tips and I’d say something charming like, “Chocolate and Bailey’s Irish Cream” are my surprising tricks to living a long and healthy life. Not a grain of quoina or a leaf of kale in sight.
Until that happens – in around 60 years or so – I’ve been paying careful attention to the health tips and tricks shared by the world’s oldest people, some of whom are still with us and some whom are no longer on this earth.
However their surprising health tips will live on forever.
Mban Gotho is a 145-year-old Indonesian man who currently holds the world record for being the world’s oldest man. He says he owes his long life to patience. “The recipe is just patience,” he told media.
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Italian woman Emma Morano who is 117 says the key to her long life has been eggs, and cookies. “I eat two eggs a day, and that’s it. And cookies. But I do not eat much because I have no teeth,” she told AFP news agency.
Yasutaro Koide who lived to 112 said they key to a long life was to “live with joy”. The Japanese natived passed away in January of this year. He told the Telegraph, “The best thing to do is avoid overwork and live with joy.”
4. Staying active