In the U.S., only .0177 percent of the population lives past 100 years. And we’re pretty sure every single one of them has been asked by a journalist about their “secret” to a long life. Since every one of them has been doing something their whole life, it logically follows that by mimicking that behavior we can extend our lives too. That’s just physics.
Gertrude Weaver from Arkansas, for example, attributed her long life to simply being a kind person. Jessie Gallan, 109, who lives in Aberdeen, Scotland, thanks the lack of men in her life for her good health. New Yorker Duranord Veillard, 108, does five to seven pushups every morning.