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6 Secrets Of People That Lived To 100

By Peppertan

We can all agree that we would love to live happy and healthy lives for as long as possible. While each country has an average mortality rate, some special people manage to defy those figures and live well past the age of 100!

Centenarians, as they are known, attribute all kinds of secrets to living for so long. Of course, the big question is this: what are those secrets? Well, it turns out they just do a lot of things that many health enthusiasts enjoy doing each day!

Here are six of the biggest long-life tips that you can learn from people that lived until the age of 100 and beyond:


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  1. Don’t smoke

It’s a well-known fact that smoking cigarettes is harmful to your health and often leads to cancer or other medical conditions. Gertrude Weaver, who lived to the ripe old age of 116, admitted that one of the secrets to her longevity was not smoking!

Of course, if you’re a smoker, it’s not too late to kick the habit! Many people find that moving down to e-cigarettes makes them more likely to eventually give up nicotine for good. Websites like can tell you more about how vaping works.

  1. Have a positive physical and mental attitude

Surrounding yourself with friendly people rather than those that make you feel sad or angry is another key to living a long life. Jessie Gallan lived to 109, and she claimed that having a positive physical and mental attitude was the key to her living for so long.

  1. Don’t drink alcohol

Alexander Imich from New York City lived to the age of 111. He cited his reason for living so long was because he didn’t touch a single drop of alcohol! Imich also claimed that he ate a healthy and balanced diet consisting of chicken and fish and that he also did a lot of physical exercise. Take a look at this article over at for more details on how to keep fit.

  1. Have a healthy breakfast

Another centenarian, Duranord Veillard, starts his day with a bowl of oatmeal, fruit, and a cup of tea! The 110-year-old lives with his 106-year-old wife Jeanne, and they have been married an astonishing 83 years! Doctors always recommend that you start your day with a filling and healthy breakfast; Duranord Veillard is a testament to that sage advice!

  1. Don’t wear makeup

As strange a suggestion as it sounds, one woman claimed the secret to her long life was by not wearing any makeup! Adelina Domingues lived until the age of 114 and said she never went to a beauty store in her life. There may be something in what she said, as some cosmetics contain carcinogens (i.e. they cause cancer).

  1. Never let life get in the way of beauty sleep

According to Susannah Mushatt Jones, sleep was one of the biggest reasons why she lived until the age of 116. Of course, she also had a nutritious diet, but always catching up on her was the biggest secret of her longevity!

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