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100 Pieces of Advice from 100-Year-Olds

All centenarians have their own habits and morning routines by which they swear.  116-year-old Brooklynite Susannah Mushatt Jones attributed her longevity to a daily dose of four strips of bacon.  For 110-year-old Agnes Fenton, “three cans of Miller High Life a day and a shot of good booze at 5 p.m.” does the trick (Johnnie Walker Blue is her drink of choice).  From daily naps to ice cream, here’s what some very old people credit for their lengthy lifespan in the article entitled, “100 Pieces of Advice from 100-Year-Olds” by DeAnna Kenley @

Here are the first 25…

  1. “Don’t look at the calendar. Just keep celebrating every day.”
  2. “Invest in quality pieces, they never go out of style.”
  3. “I make myself go out every day, even if it’s only to walk around the block. The key to staying young is to keep moving.”
  4. “Exercise, to me, is totally unnecessary. I think it’s mostly overrated.”
  5. “The use of vitamins? Forget it. And I don’t encourage going to a lot of doctors, either.”
  6. “Fall in love, get married. Sex is to be encouraged.”
  7. “Even if you feel hatred, keep it to yourself. Don’t hurt other people for any reason.”
  8. “Don’t ever give up on love.”
  9. “Nobody else controls you.”
  10. “Make time to cry.”
  11. “Travel while you’re young and able. Don’t worry about the money, just make it work. Experience is far more valuable than money will ever be.”
  12. “Don’t compare. You’ll never be happy with your life. The grass is always greener.”
  13. “If you are embarrassed to be dating someone, you should not be dating them.”
  14. “Do one thing each day that is just for you.”
  15. “Don’t be a cheapskate.”
  16. “Forgive.”
  17. “Find your passion and live it.”
  18. “Most time things will figure themselves out.”
  19. “Choose the right parents.”
  20. “Have a pet. Life gets lonely sometimes. Pets are reminders of how we’re all living things.”
  21. “I’m not saying you have to practice one religion or another, or not practice one religion or another… I’m just saying that you should figure out what you believe in and live it completely.”
  22. “Learn to adapt.”
  23. “Take time to mourn what you’ve lost.”
  24. “Keep going and never give up.”
  25. “Make yourself walk.”

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Reposted from Living & Care – A Group for the Seniors Housing Industry

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