By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

By Using Very Simple Disciplines These People Have Lived HAPPILY For More Than 100 Years.

What's the secret to living a long and happy life? Many people are constantly trying to chase the dream of longevity, going to extreme measures to achieve a lifespan of 100 years or more.

While staying healthy and active is a huge part part of living to a ripe old age, most of the time, there's something more to it. Living past the average life expectancy isn't just about keeping your body healthy - it's about taking care of your mind, too.

Below, 15 centenarians share their secrets to living a long, awesome life. #9 feels like it would work - and is just an awesome way to live in general.

#1. Alice Herz-Sommer, London

Age: 108

Her Secret: This Holocaust survivor claims that the key to long life is positivity. In fact, she had a twin sister who died at age 70. Alice says that part of the reason she died early because she was a"pessimistic, crabby person."

#2. Alexander Imich, Poland

Age (when deceased): 111

His Secret: Alexander once said that the reason he was able to live was because he never did the thing that causes adults the most stress: He never had children.

#3. Leila Denmark, Georgia, USA

Age (when deceased): 114

Her Secret: Leila's secret was all in the diet. After retiring at age 103, she lived 11 more years by cutting all refined sugars from her diet. She also only drank water, and ate a protein and two vegetables at every meal.

#4. Sakari Momoi, Japan

Age: 112

His Secret: He has none. However, he does get up early every day, and eats a healthy diet. We're thinking that might have something to do with it.

#5. Violet Brown, Jamaica

Age: 110

Her Secret: Violet says she doesn't feel like she's 110, but she doesn't really know why. Her diet includes everything except for pork and chicken, and she's still incredibly active. One trick she has up her sleeve? She doesn't drink alcohol.

#6. Emma Morano, Italy

Age: 115

Her Secret: Since 1910, Emma has eaten two or three raw eggs a day, which she believes has kept her strong. She also says that being single for most of her life has helped keep her feeling young.

#7. Jeralean Talley, Michigan, USA

Age: 115

Her Secret: Be kind to people, worship God, and eat pigs' feet.

Page 1 of 3