Yesterday was the birthday for the oldest man in the world. He turned a spry 113 years old. (That’s 41,273 days for the numerically inclined). If you want to live until 107 like me, it may be useful to see what tricks / tips could be learned from this guy.
Tips for living longer than 100 years
2. Abstain from alcohol
3. Drink milk every afternoon
4. Avoid cigarettes
5. Eat a lot of good food
6. Avoid snacks
7. Be happy
8. Have good genes
The secret to long life?
From this guy’s advice, the secret is that there is no secret. Everyone knows you should eat well, avoid bad things, and get lucky. Darn. I was hoping there would be more to it.
I try to eat healthy, don’t smoke, and am generally happy. Not certain if I have good genes, but I’ve managed to joggle this many years. I don’t avoid snacks or alcohol so I hope those aren’t crucial.
It’s a bit surprising that Exercising did not make it on his list. There is enough science to support it as one of the key activities to living for a long time. When I hit 100, I am going to joggle a marathon.
As a side note, the oldest person in the world is 115 year old Edna Parker. She lives in a nursing home in Indiana.
What do you think are the keys to living a long life? Leave your thoughts below.