The five oldest living people in the world, all women born in the 1800s, are sharing a few tips for living a long, healthy life.
These supercentenarians have lived through world wars, the sinking of the Titanic, the space race and more, during a time when the life expectancy for people in the U.S. was around 60, according to The Huffington Post.
The oldest among them, Misao Okawa of Japan, turns 117 next month.
According to these amazing ladies, the secret to longevity is to get enough sleep, stay active, and eat good food regularly.
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Pictured below are the five oldest people in the world:
1. Misao Okawa, 116, Japan. Born March 5, 1898.
2. Gertrude Weaver, 116, of Arkansas, is the oldest person in the U.S. Born on July 4, 1898.
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3. Jeralean Talley, 115, of Michigan, was born on May 23, 1899.
4. Susannah Mushatt Jones, 115, New York. Born on July 6, 1899.
5. Emma Morano-Martinuzzi, 115, of Italy, is the oldest person in Europe. Born Nov. 20, 1899.
Last month, we reported on the oldest living woman in Scotland, Jessie Gallan, who says the secret to her long life is eating porridge and staying away from men because “they’re just more trouble than they’re worth.”
There are also a wide range of biological and sociological advantages as women, including estrogen, which helps keep arteries strong and flexile until menopause.
Another reason why women live longer than men is the frontal lobes of the brain, which deal with responsibility and risk calculation. Guys often take more (idiotic) risks than women do, resulting in accidental injuries.
Sources: The Huffington Post, Opposing Views, Health.com / Photo Credit: Jerry Maguire/YouTube, 115 year old Jeralean Talley the Oldest Living American/Facebook