Secrets of living past 100

Secrets of living past 100, and 20 examples of people who have lived to 100 today. How they did, and what was their secrets?
Living past 100 is a remarkable achievement, and while there's no guaranteed formula, there are common factors and lifestyle habits that centenarians often attribute to their longevity. Here are some secrets of living past 100, along with 20 examples of centenarians. I am not a doctor. This article was written by me, Darrell Griffin after observing the beauty of God's creation - the human form for 72 years and doing a substantial amount of research. 
In an industry that thrives on youth and fleeting beauty, there exists a remarkable woman who has defied all odds and continues to captivate audiences with her timeless elegance. Carmen Dell'Orefice (pictured), recognized as the world's oldest working model, stands as a testament to the enduring power of grace, perseverance, and passion. Born on June 3, 1931, in New York City, Carmen's journey into the world of fashion began at a tender age.
  1. Healthy Diet: Consuming a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins.

  2. Regular Exercise: Engaging in physical activity such as walking, swimming, or gardening to maintain strength and mobility.

  3. Positive Attitude: Cultivating optimism, resilience, and a sense of purpose in life.

  4. Strong Social Connections: Nurturing relationships with family, friends, and community members for mental and emotional well-being.

  5. Stress Management: Practicing relaxation techniques like meditation, deep breathing, or spending time in nature.

  6. Healthy Habits: Avoiding smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and risky behaviors.

  7. Sleep Quality: Prioritizing adequate sleep and establishing consistent sleep patterns.

  8. Continuous Learning: Engaging in lifelong learning through reading, puzzles, or hobbies to keep the mind sharp.

  9. Moderation: Enjoying all things in moderation, including food, exercise, and indulgences.

  10. Spiritual Practices: Finding solace and strength through spiritual or religious beliefs.

  11. Genetics: While not within our control, genetics can play a role in longevity.

  12. Medical Check-ups: Regularly visiting healthcare professionals for preventive care and early detection of health issues.

  13. Avoiding Stress: Minimizing exposure to stressful situations and learning effective coping mechanisms.

  14. Sense of Humor: Maintaining a sense of humor and finding joy in life's simple pleasures.

  15. Adaptability: Being open to change and embracing new experiences.

  16. Resilience: Bouncing back from setbacks and maintaining a positive outlook.

  17. Fulfilling Relationships: Cultivating meaningful connections with loved ones and fostering a sense of belonging.

  18. Physical Safety: Taking precautions to prevent accidents and injuries.

  19. Mental Stimulation: Challenging the brain with puzzles, games, or creative activities.

  20. Gratitude: Practicing gratitude for the blessings in life, both big and small.

20 Examples of Centenarians and Their Secrets:

  1. Bernando LaPallo (1901–2015): Attributed his long life to a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and olive oil, as well as daily exercise and positive thinking.

  2. Jessie Gallan (1906–2015): Credited her longevity to a diet of porridge, avoiding men, and a daily walk.

  3. Richard Overton (1906–2018): Believed in cigars, whiskey, and keeping busy as the secrets to his long life.

  4. Jeanne Calment (1875–1997): Attributed her longevity to olive oil, port wine, and a sense of humor.

  5. Agnes Fenton (1905–2017): Drank three beers and a shot of whiskey every day for longevity.

  6. Susannah Mushatt Jones (1899–2016): Ate bacon every day and credited her faith for her long life.

  7. Violet Brown (1900–2017): Credited her long life to eating cows' feet and staying single.

  8. Eunice Sanborn (1896–2011): Attributed her longevity to eating bacon every morning.

  9. Walter Breuning (1896–2011): Believed in moderation, positivity, and avoiding worry for a long life.

  10. Jeralean Talley (1899–2015): Credited her faith, clean living, and love for family for her longevity.

  11. Kane Tanaka (b. 1903): Credits her longevity to sleep, family, and hope.

  12. Besse Cooper (1896–2012): Lived by the motto "Just keep living," and credited her longevity to minding her own business.

  13. Hester Ford (1904–2021): Believed in faith, family, and forgiveness for a long life.

  14. Francisca Susano (1905–2017): Ate a balanced diet of fish, vegetables, and fruits, and was always active.

  15. Delma Kollar (1913–2021): Stayed active and maintained a positive attitude towards life.

  16. Luo Meizhen (1885–2013): Lived a simple life, eating a healthy diet and practicing Tai Chi.

  17. Antonio Docampo García (1901–2016): Drank a bottle of red wine every day and attributed his long life to his vineyard.

  18. Jeremiah Ingram (1904–2019): Kept active and enjoyed gardening well into his later years.

  19. Maria Giuseppa Robucci-Nargiso (1903–2019): Lived a simple life, ate a healthy diet, and stayed active.

  20. Mary Parr (1913–2019): Maintained a positive attitude, stayed active, and loved spending time with family.

These examples show the diverse range of practices and lifestyles among centenarians, emphasizing the importance of individuality and personal choices in achieving long and healthy lives.