Shawn L. Bird

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secret to longevity September 7, 2012

Filed under: Pondering — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:48 am
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According to a Yahoo News story, the oldest living person is in China, and just turned 127.   The lady lives alone with her only child, a son, whom she delivered at age 61.  I was trying to imagine why it would take so long to get pregnant, and how odd it’d be to have a child so late in life.  The article goes on to say, “According to ChinAfrica, researchers say the reason people can live so long in this part of China is because they work from sunrise to sunset, climb mountains doing farm work, get adequate sleep, sleep in separate beds from their spouses and many soak their feet in hot water every night.”

Did you catch that?  Sleep in separate beds. 

That answers a lot of questions, doesn’t it?  I can’t help wondering whether the sacrifice is worth it, though.


One Response to “secret to longevity”

  1. Yes. I love the separate beds part. When I was with my exe I never could sleep well. I always found it annoying to have another body in bed with me. All that tossing, turning, snoring, ugh! I suppose if I ever met anyone else they’d have visitation rights but they’d have to go, preferably before midnight. I do make exceptions for my cats Sylvester and Weezer.

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