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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Learning How to Live to be a Hundred

You know who Maria Gomes Valentim is? Well, she’s no less than the last oldest person in the world as proclaimed by the Guinness World Records in the year 2011. This Brazilian woman who loved eating bread for breakfast paired with some fruits on the side lived for a stunning 114 years and 313 days. And although she already died just recently, she still lived to be more than just a hundred. This is enough to stun anybody considering how apparently short man’s life span today is.

At average, man’s life span today is just about 70 years old; and for one to go over that, it’s already good enough. Now how about if you live to be a hundred? That’s more than just good. That’s amazing. 

Grandma Quita –as what everybody fondly called Maria Gomes Valentim —said that she had lived long because she has always taken care of her own life... Now this is something for everybody to learn as far as being healthy is concerned. If you want to be perfectly healthy and live longer than the average, you have to take good care of your own life.

But how to do it, you ask? Well unfortunately, there’s no single secret in being healthy. In fact, there are a lot of them and for the most part, they can prove to be tricky. That is, if you do not put your entire mind into it.

Being healthy requires more than just your words. It is not enough to simply profess your eagerness to be healthy. You need to show it. You have to act out on it. This is the first and most important thing you need to bear in your mind if you want to live to be a hundred. You must work to be healthy.

Basically, there are two general ideas to follow in being healthy. On one hand, you have to do what’s right; this must include eating the right kind of foods at the right time and at the right amount, getting enough rest, and exercising regularly, among others. On the other hand, you have to avoid harmful stuffs too such as smoking, drinking liquor regularly, eating junks, overtiring yourself, and a number of others.

So you want to live to be a hundred? It’s possible!


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