RSS
  • lifehacker    March 4 
World's oldest person shares her secret: eating sushi and sleeping
Thinkstock
Thinkstock

Those kale salads aren't the secret to living forever — it's actually sushi and sleeping. Take it from Misaw Okawa, a Japanese woman who is celebrating her 116th birthday tomorrow, and who just revealed the secrets to living an eternal life. The oldest person in the world follows a surprisingly simple routine of eating three large meals a day and taking a nap when she's tired. How revolutionary.

"Eat and sleep and you will live a long time. You have to learn to relax," Okawa said, adding that she consumes sushi at least once a month. Born in 1898, she's a great-great-grandmother of six and has resided in a retirement home for nearly two decades. Her daughter is 94 years old.

Here's to another 116 years, Misaw.

- - Jordan Valinsky
 
 
Load More Articles

THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER

Most Popular Speed Reads
FOLLOW SPEED READS

About Speed Reads
Speed Reads is TheWeek.com's continuously updated collection of the most interesting, important, and trending things on the internet – delivered with concision, intelligence, and wit. Contact us at speedreads@theweek.com.
Subscribe to the Week