Tips on how to live to be 100

Tips on how to live to be 100

With more than 100,000 people aged 100 or over, Spain is the country with the greatest life expectancy after Japan. The average life expectancy at birth in Spain is 83.2.

15:26 December 30, 2016 Yeni Şafak
Tips on how to live to be 100

Gumersindo Cubo, 101, from Avila, puts his longevity down to a childhood spent in a house in the woods with his eight brothers and sisters, where his father was a park ranger.

Tips on how to live to be 100

Many centenarians also continued to carry out daily duties from farm work to caring for a disabled child.

Tips on how to live to be 100

Francisco Nunez, 112, lives with his octogenarian daughter in his house in Badajoz, south-western Spain. He says he doesn't like the pensioners' daycare centre because it's full of old people.

Tips on how to live to be 100

Rafaela Pons, 102, lives alone although her daughter visits her daily. She is a devoted supporter of Real Madrid soccer club and takes a spoonful of honey every day.

Tips on how to live to be 100

Maximino San Miguel, 102, discovered his passion for amateur dramatics at the age of 80 and has participated in many local productions.

Tips on how to live to be 100

Esperanza Alles, 100, lives with her daughter. She brightens when remembering her father taking her as a child to see the first airplane that flew over the island.

Tips on how to live to be 100

Pilar Fernandez, 101, suffered hunger and hardship during the war years alongside her nine brothers and sisters. To avoid history repeating itself, she limited herself to one child.

Tips on how to live to be 100

Fernandez poses for a portrait with her daughter Pili (left), granddaughter Flori (right) and her great granddaughter Ana.

Tips on how to live to be 100

With more than 100,000 people aged 100 or over, Spain is the country with the greatest life expectancy after Japan. The average life expectancy at birth in Spain is 83.2. With more than 100,000 people aged 100 or over, Spain is the country with the greatest life expectancy after Japan. The average life expectancy at birth in Spain is 83.2.
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