World's oldest woman shares the secret to a long life
The world’s oldest woman, Misao Okawa, recently celebrated her 116th birthday in Japan, and her secret to a long life may surprise you.
Misao Okawa was born on March 5, 1898 to kimono merchants in Osaka, Japan. She married in 1919 and now has three children, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She officially became the oldest living woman last year when she received a certificate from the Guinness World Records confirming it.
When she was asked about turning 116, she said, “It’s quite a long time.” An employee at the nursing home she lives in added, “She always says the secret to living a long time is to eat a good meal and relax. She is in good shape, and is even still gaining weight. She eats sushi, her favorite, and whatever she likes — beef stew, spaghetti, sashimi every day."
Sounds good to me!
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Japan has become famous for the longevity of its people as the home of the oldest recorded man to have lived, Jiroemon Kimura, who died at the age of 116 in June 2013. Let's hope Misao Okawa lives to break the record!