Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

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

#8. Gertrude Weaver, Arkansas, USA

Age: 116

Her Secret: Working hard, loving everyone and trusting in God.

#9. Misao Okawa, Japan

Age: 116

Her Secret: As the oldest Japanese person in history (and the fifth oldest person born in all of Asia), Okawa says that her secret is good sushi and a good night's sleep.

#10. Jiroemon Kimura, Japan

Age: 116

His Secret: Eating red bean cakes and rice, in moderation, every single day.

#11. Jeanne Calment, France

Age (when deceased): 122

Her Secret: Jeanne was a beloved character in French media, and every year when she was asked about the secret to her longevity, she told a different story. Sometimes she said the secret was staying active, laughing a lot, or having a "stomach like an ostrich" Her best explanation? "God must have forgotten me."

#12. Sarah DeRemer Knauss, Pennsylvania, USA

Age: 119

Her Secret: Staying busy, working really hard, and never thinking about how old you are.

#13. Marie-Louise Meilleur, Canada

Age (when deceased) 117:

Her Secret: With 85 grandchildren, 80 great-grandchildren, 57 great-great-grandchildren, and four great-great-great-grandchildren, it's surprising that Marie-Louise lived for as long as she did. However, she felt differently about it, saying that "hard work could never kill a person."

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