Humanity has been obsessed with extending our life expectancy since the dawn of time. Many people have claimed to hold the secrets for a long, happy life.
However, there is one reason for longevity that you might have never thought about!
It all began in 2015, when Holiday Retirement conducted a huge national survey across America. They inspected seniors over 100 years old and tried to determine their reason for living so long.
The survey came back with some very detailed results and a wide variety of tips on how to live longer and healthier.
Many seniors reported that it was all about family, while others assured that living life to the fullest was most important.
One of the most shocking responses came from a 109-year-old woman named Jessie Gallan.
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Born in 1906, Jessie was raised on a family farm in the small town of Kintore, Scotland. There she lived with her parents and total of six siblings.
She lived a very simple and rural life. Sleeping in a cottage, tending to the land, and living freely. She went to school for a very short period before finding a job in a local farm kitchen.
She worked for a very wealthy family which enabled her to move on to working the the service industry.
Later in life, Jessie moved into the Crosby House. This is a home for alone or ill seniors in need. Gillian Bennet, one of the workers at Crosby House said:
“Jessie is a lovely woman. She has got her best friend here, Sarah Jane, and they are always together. She likes her music and likes her exercise class and is a very independent person. She is always walking about.”
Unfortunately, Jessie passed away in March of 2015, but she managed to provide the secret for her longevity before her death.
“My secret to a long life has been staying away from men,” Jessie noted. “They’re just more trouble than they’re worth.” Jessie also revealed an extra secret to her vitality and said: “I like my porridge. I have all my life.”