Humanity has been obsessed with extending human’s life expectancy since the dawn of time. Lots of people have claimed to hold the secrets for a long, healthy, and happy life.
However, there is one reason for longevity that you might have never thought about!
It all started in 2015 when Holiday Retirement conducted a massive national survey across America. They inspected seniors more than 100 years old and tried to explain their reason for living that long.
The survey came back with some very detailed results and a wide range of tips on how to live longer and healthier.
As many seniors reported, it was all about family, while others said that living life to the fullest was most important.
But one of the most shocking responses came from a 109-year-old woman named Jessie Gallan.
Born in 1906, Jessie was raised on a family farm in the little town of Kintore, Scotland. There she lived with her parents and a total of six siblings.
She lived a simple and rural life. She used to sleep in a cottage, tending to the land, and living freely. She went to school for a short period before finding a job in a local farm kitchen.
She worked for a very wealthy family that enabled her to move on to working in the service industry.
Later in her life, Jessie moved into the Crosby House. That’s a home for lonely 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.”
Sadly, Jessie passed away in March of 2015, yet 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.” She also revealed an extra secret to her longevity: “I like my porridge. I have all my life.
Reference: Higher Perspectives