Concetta Talucci, known as Connie, turned 102 years old recently. Family and friends threw her a big birthday bash, several people joined in, including her 99-year-old baby sister.
In an interview to CBS Philly, Talucci, who was born in 1914, explained the secret to a long, long life.
“Just don’t diet. Eat! Eat everything you see,” she said.
“...but not overeat,” she added.
The centenarian mentioned that she had worked all her life — first as a glass blower and later at the emergency room of a hospital. This goes to show that Talucci has stayed pretty busy and active all her life.
And if you wish to live for as long as you can, then Talucci's tip will be useful — and delicious.
Here are some secrets to longevity from people who have marked 100 years or more:
116-year-old Besse Cooper from Georgia holds the Guinness World Record of the world’s oldest living woman; she believes that her secret to longevity includes minding her own business and not eating junk food.
Italian super centenarian, Emma Morano, pointed out that it’s her healthy regime that keeps her going. She eats two or three raw eggs a day, goes to bed early and wakes up early, and she has also stayed single for most of her life.
Montana resident Walter Breuning, who is 114 years old, believes that being tolerant and spreading kindness is the secret to a long, content life.
As for Talucci, her secret revelation has come out at just the right time.
With Christmas holidays just around the corner, most of us are tempted to overindulge in the festivities. Talucci’s advice is a good reminder to avoid the indulgence — as for those who are thinking of following a diet plan as a New Year resolution, our suggestion is to make a wise decision.