The late Besse Berry Cooper, was an American supercentenarian whom passed away in 2012, aged an incredible 116 years old.

Besse Berry Cooper was only the eighth person officially verified to have reached the age of 116. She was one of the 5 oldest Americans in the countries history.

While everyone might not share the goal of living until 116 years of age, what we can glean from Besse’s incredible innings is how to live a healthier, fuller life.

When Besse Berry Cooper was interviewed, she was asked what the keys to living a long life were, Besse offered two pieces of advice: “I mind my own business, and I don’t eat junk food.”

2 Simple Principles That’ll See You Live 100 Years

I Mind My Own Business | Live 100 Years

It’s been proven stress is a silent killer. It will take years off your life and in some cases can kill you instantly!

For such a simple statement, the wisdom is deep. If you want to life a longer, healthier and happier life, stop caring about what others think, focus on yourself, your health and doing what fulfils you.

As a species, we humans tend to think we’re pretty smart, so it’s amazing to see how much of a role other peoples opinions play in our lives, especially during our developmental years.

Remember these are just thoughts and one year from now they won’t even be remembered, so why spend every day stressing? Be crazy enough to live life your way and do what makes you happy and you’ll a longer happier life.

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I Don’t Eat Junk Food | Live 100 Years

Another statement that looks so simple on the surface, but when we dive deeper and think how many times have we heard this?  But how many of us are present enough to take note.

If stress is a silent killer, junk food is the loudest killer in the room, we can’t walk down the street without advertising enveloping us, which has desensitized us to just how poisonous junk food is, so much so that heart disease is now the number one cause of death on Earth.

So take heed, take care of yourself and take out the trash (from your fridge) If you want to live longer, healthier and with more energy than ever before. Start cutting the junk from your diet and your life and you just might beat Besse Berry Cooper’s record!