Okinawans and even people in the United States. Evercare, an agency that places nurse practitioners with its elderly members, polled 100 U.S. centenarians about making it to 100. WebMD reports:
Here are their top 10 tips for healthy aging - along with the percentage of how many said the tip is "very important" (they could call more than one tip "very important"):Great tips, especially eating right! Long-lived people don’t eat fast food and beef jerky. Japanese super-centenarian Tomoji Tanabe eats rice, seaweed, and miso soup. And this 72-year old gym-rat and centenarian in the making, eats a diet based on fruits, vegetables, beans, and nuts.
"If I could leave any message, never stop learning. Period," centenarian Maurice Eisman says in the poll report.
- Stay close to your family and friends: 90%
- Keep your mind active: 89%
- Laugh and have a sense of humor: 88%
- Stay in touch with your spirituality: 84%
- Continue looking forward to each new day: 83%
- Keep moving and exercising: 82%
- Maintain a sense of independence: 81%
- Eat right: 80%
- Keep up with news and current events: 63%
- Keep making new friends: 63%