Friday, November 26, 2021

5 Secrets to Longevity From the World’s Oldest Woman

The World Health Organization believes that four factors affect human longevity. These are genetic, accounting for 15 percent; social and natural environment, accounting for 17 percent; level of healthcare, accounting for 8 percent; and lifestyle and diet, accounting for 60 percent.

We can’t change the genetic factors, and the social and natural environments are not easily changed either, but we do have control over our lifestyle and dietary habits.

The following are the 5 secrets to Alimihan’s longevity

1. Physical activities

One of the reasons for Almihan Seyiti’s longevity is her lifelong love of physical activity. When she was younger, she did all kinds of farm work, including working in the fields. Despite her age, she still loves hard work. Working regularly ensures physical exercise and helps the body to function properly.

A village woman farmer of Kangra district is working at agricultural field full with newly produced Maize crops in mountain step farming land of at Himachal Pradesh, India.
Working regularly ensures physical exercise, and helps the body to function properly. (Image: Bgopal via Dreamstime)

Have you had this kind of experience? During long holidays, you slept long hours every day, but after you woke up, you felt tired. Similarly, after you did some housework, you felt more energetic.

2. Observe routines

Alimihan also observes a strict set of routines, such as going to bed every night before 10 p.m. and getting up between 5 and 6 a.m., usually sleeping 7-8 hours each night. She also eats breakfast at 8 a.m., lunch between 12 and 1 p.m., and dinner at a set time each day.

Going to bed at 10 p.m. is not always easy for city dwellers, but you can try to make your bedtime as early as possible.

Young blonde girl sleeping.
Sleeping at 10 p.m. is not always easy for city dwellers, but we can try to make our bedtime as early as possible. (Image: Pezibear via Pixabay)

3. Diet and nutrition

Alimihan loves light and nutritious food, such as pasta, rice soup, white rice, and thin-skinned dumplings. Her dinners are very simple, mainly consisting of noodle or cabbage soup. She never overeats and her digestive system maintains good function. She enjoys corn gooey and whole grains. Long-term consumption of grains can improve the intestinal environment, and prevent cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases.

One secret to longevity is to consume grains, which can prevent cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases.
Long-term consumption of grains can improve the intestinal environment, and prevent cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. (Image: Public Domain Pictures via Pixabay)

4. Sing often

Alimihan sings like a child and drinks ice water all year round. Her mental state is very relaxed and light. She sings, goes to the market, visits friends, and tells jokes — she just lives a simple life.

one of the 134-year-old’s longevity secrets Singing often is .
Singing often is one of the 134-year-old’s longevity secrets. (Image: Public SplitShire via Pexels)

5. Eat until only 70 percent full

Experiments conducted in the U.S. show that when mice were fed 30 percent less food daily, their lifespans increased by 30 percent. Overeating at a younger age can have an impact on the health of two generations. If you can reduce your food intake by 30 percent, you will gain many advantages.

Blonde girl in a pink dress eating watermelon.
Eat until only 70 percent full to gain health benefits. (Image: JillWellington via Pixabay)

Research by Monica and Kathy

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Emma Lu
Emma Lu is an author who specializes in Cultural and Historical myths and stories.
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