Playing the piano until the age of 108 is among the things the world’s oldest person has attributed to her long lifespan.
American-born Spaniard Maria Branyas Morera is now 115 years and 320 days old and has been alive longer than any other living individual, according to the Gerontology Research Group’s World Supercentenarian Rankings List.
Branyas became the world’s oldest person after the previous title holder, a French nun called Lucile Randon, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 118, the Agence France-Presse reported.
“Many people ask me what diet I follow to live so many years,” she said on Twitter. “I have always eaten little, but everything, and I have never followed any regime. I have not suffered from any illness or been through an operating room.
“I think longevity is also about being lucky. Luck and good genetics. And good nutrition is so important, like the lifestyle we lead: order, tranquility, good connection with family and friends, contact with nature, emotional stability, no worries, no regrets, lots of positivity and away from toxic people.”
She did say that she eats yogurt every day, which she said has “an infinite number of positive properties” for the body. In another post, she said the secret to longevity is “knowing how to choose” what to forget
“Life would be impossible if we remembered everything,” she said.