When it comes to knowing the secret to a long life, who better to talk to than a centenarian? Some say it all comes down to eating healthy or exercising daily and others say they’ve just been blessed with good genes. There was even one woman named Susannah Mushatt Jones who claimed eating bacon was the reason she reached 116-years-old.
In 2015, Holiday Retirement commissioned a national survey of American centenarians – real people who have lived for 100 or more years. It included questions about what it takes to live a long and meaningful life. In short, the secrets included spending time with family, saving money early on, working out your problems instead of running from them, and being active.
Possibly the most unconventional response we’ve ever heard came from Scotland’s 109-year-old Jessie Gallan.