Many of us are fascinated with what keeps us young or at least keeps us alive for a long time. Some people believe that there is a secret to unlocking a long life, a way of cheating death for just a little bit longer.
Whether it’s by smothering our face with creams and ointments, or by exercising religiously, many people do a lot of crazy and strange things in the name of beauty, health, and living forever.
Well, according to Scotland’s oldest woman if you want to live a long happy life you best do two things. You should eat porridge every day and avoid men.
Jessie Gallan was the oldest woman in Scotland. She died at the age of 109. However, before she passed away, she shared her secrets to her long and healthy life.
Every morning, Jessie would enjoy a lovely warm bowl of oatmeal porridge. She then goes on to start her daily exercises and hang out with her friends.
However, the most surprising secret to a long life isn’t the daily meal of porridge, it’s her absence of men in her life.
Jessie has never been married.
‘My secret to a long life has been staying away from men. They’re just more trouble than they’re worth,’ she said. ‘I also made sure that I got plenty of exercises, eat a nice warm bowl of porridge every morning and have never gotten married.’
Instead of socializing with the men, she suggests you fill every day with things that you enjoy in life: friends, family, and more. As crazy as her advice sounds, it may actually have some facts behind it when you consider that Jessie lived to the ripe old age of 109. She must have really known what she was talking about!
‘I always worked hard and seldom would I ever take a holiday. I left home when I was 13 and began a job milking cows,’ she said in an interview with The Daily Mail. ‘I always had good jobs with very nice people. It’s amazing to see how completely different the world is now from the one I grew up in.’
What do you think ladies?
Would you be able to swear off men and live on porriage for the rest of your life?
While I admit men can be troublesom at times, I wouldn’t say I’d trade them in order to live longer. What do you think?
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