109-Year-Old Woman Reveals the Secret to Living a Long Life (It Will Probably Surprise You)

by John Boone 1:50 PM PST, January 20, 2015
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Jessie Gallan celebrated her birthday this year with a single slice of cake. A pretty low-key birthday party considering it was her 109th birthday and she’s now thought to be officially the oldest person in Scotland.

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And she’s happy to share her secret: “My secret to a long life has been staying away from men,” Jessie told The Daily Mail. “They’re just more trouble than they’re worth.”

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We can’t argue with that. She never got married and now she's 109. “I also made sure that I got plenty of exercise,” she said. “[And] eat a nice warm bowl of porridge every morning.”

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As for being the oldest woman in Scotland, Jessie doesn’t seem too impressed by it all: “If I am the oldest person, well, that’s all right. I cannot help it.”

Watch a short interview Jessie did just after her 108th birthday (because it’s just not the same without hearing her wise words in a cute Scottish accent).

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