Do you want to live longer and with fewer problems? Here are the unforgettable suggestions of three centenarians!

Shirley Marie Bradby

July 10, 2019

Do you want to live longer and with fewer problems? Here are the unforgettable suggestions of three centenarians!

We all want to live as long as possible, in good health and, even if the infamous elixir of life or immortality is only a legend, we can certainly change our lifestyle and adopt some tricks to improve our physical and mental condition.

Do not smoke, do not drink too much alcohol, and eat a balanced diet, and perhaps do some regular physical exercise are the classic suggestions to follow, that everyone feels a duty to purpose to others.

But what really can make the difference in this area are the precious suggestions of the centenarians who, from the height of their decades of experience, have seen it all!

Here then are the extraordinary and highly personal suggestions of three centenarians regarding how to live longer.

via The Telegraph



Jessie Gallan, a gracious 109-year-old grandmother, said that one of the solutions she adopted to live longer was to avoid men as much as possible.

Yes, you read that right! The elderly woman seems to have greatly reduced the presence of men during her long life and is convinced that this has helped her health.

Jessie was born in 1906, she had five sisters and one brother. She lived a simple life in the countryside, never caring or worrying about anything. "Our mother used to make our clothes, I slept on a bed of straw, and our father took care of the cows and the farm animals. We were poor but happy and I never had to worry about anything."

The centenarian explained in an interview with STV News that "men bring so many problems, that the sacrifice is not worth it."  And of course, shes says that one should not skip breakfast: "I love porridge, I have eaten it all my life!".


Another centenarian Elizabeth Sullivan, from the vantage point of her 106 years, even declared that the practical solution that has allowed her to live longer has been to drink a daily can of "Dr Pepper" (a carbonated soft drink) her entire life. "They tried to give me coffee for breakfast, well, I prefer to drink a Dr Pepper!".

Elizabeth said she started drinking "Dr Pepper" when she was 60 years old and has averaged about three a day for 40 years. Despite all the doctors having warned her against the excessive consumption of the drink, Elizabeth has never paid any attention to these warnings: "All the doctors have always told me that this stuff does me no good, but in the meantime, I am still alive and they aren't!" 

Currently, the oldest person in the world is Kane Tanaka, a 116-year-old Japanese woman. Tanaka lives in a nursing home and is in good health. She attributes her longevity to family, to rest and to hope. These are certainly more healthy recommendations than those proposed by the other two strong and opinionated centenarian women! 

Obviously, there are no magic formulas to live longer and each organism reacts differently to different stimuli. What is certain, however, is that in order to live well, in life we ​​must do what really makes us happy.