LIFE

This 100-Year-Old’s Secret To Longevity? NOT What I Expected, But It Made Me Laugh!

by Todd Briscoe
Todd is a LittleThings editor. He grew up in Texas and has lived in New York since 2003. He doesn't own a Boston terrier, but he will one day soon.

There’s no Fountain of Youth or magic elixir to give us eternal life.

Sure, doctors and scientists recommend certain things to help us live long lives: Eat healthy, exercise, and avoid smoking and too much alcohol.

But what about the people who have lived up into their hundreds? What advice do they give?

104-year-old Elizabeth Sullivan insists that three Dr. Peppers a day has been the secret to her success.

98-year-old Evelyn stays sharp by consistently renewing her driver’s license.

100-year-old Eileen dances every day to keep young.

113-year-old Anna Stoehr is the oldest woman living in Minnesota and she insists on learning the latest technological advancements to keep young.

(She admits to having to lie about her age, though. Facebook’s minimum age only goes to 99. This 113-year-old woman was forced to lie to join the social network!)

My favorite piece of advice for living a long life comes from 100-year-old Pauline Spagnola of Plains Township in Pennsylvania. She currently resides at the Golden Living East Mountain Center near Wilkes-Barre and she spoke to her local news station, Fox 43, about the one secret to living a long life. Her response was so surprising, I am still laughing about it.

Please SHARE if Pauline’s response made you laugh too!

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