Conscientious, helpful people tend to live longer; and other longevity tips

The worldest most recent, oldest living person lived to the age of 117 and passed away last year, in April 2017. Emma Morano was from Italy and was born in the late 1800’s. She lived a simple life and was unconventional in many ways however remained interested in life and busy with taking care of her own daily needs until very late in her life. Religious faith was important to her and kept few possessions beyond family photos and a few other momentos.

An article about her includes more details about her life and health habits and reviews research on trends in the habits of long lived people from around the world. Being conscientious and helpful are among the trends in common among people with long lifespans. See this article for more details on nutrients such as magnesium that may help promote longevity:

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