GET SOME SUN: Majority of the centenarians enjoy healthy doses of daily sun, enriching their bodies with Vitamin D. Getting at least 15 minutes every day can decrease the risk for osteoporosis and heart disease.
Keep hard at work! Centenarians seem to have enjoyed physical work all of their lives. They find joy in everyday physical chores. What's your favorite chore?
Secret to 77 years of marriage: "Don't try to change the other person."
SARDINIAN DIET- Eat a lean, plant-based diet accented with meat. The classic Sardinian diet consists of whole-grain bread, beans, garden vegetables, fruits, and, in some parts of the island, mastic oil. Sardinians also traditionally eat pecorino cheese made from grass-fed sheep, whose cheese is high in omega-3 fatty acids. Meat is largely reserved for Sundays and special occasions.
PUMPING IRON PAST 100 -- 105-year old Marge Jetton woke every morning at 5:00 am, read her Bible, ate oatmeal followed by what she called a "Prune Juice Shooter", then she went down and pumped iron. That was just a warm up for her day of volunteering. Marge, who would be 108 this year personified the attitude of successful centenarians around the world. #bluezones #motivationmonday
Vasili, at the age of 100 (right), and wife Eleftheria stood side by side after many years of marriage and demonstrate that committed relationships and a strong sense of purpose can add measurable good years to your life. Tag a friend or significant other that you'll be standing by at the age of 100!
“You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.”-Michael Pritchard #happiness #laughter #livelonger #thrive
GRACIELA'S SECRET- 104-yr old Graciela Perez's secret to longevity: quickly forget your disappointments, don't expect too much & treat everyone to a smile. #centenarian #wisdom
At 103-years-old Giovanni Sannai sat at the head of the table surrounded by his extended family. His secret to long life? "Mostly I've always tried to remember that when you get good things in life, enjoy them, because they won't be there forever."