Kane Tanaka: World’s oldest living person shares her health secrets


Kane Tanaka was born in Japan in 1903. She is the world’s oldest living person. She had just turned 119 years old. Junko Tanaka,  her great-granddaughter, posted on Twitter about this great news. She has lived through numerous historical events. She has survived the 1918 Spanish Flu and two world wars. She has 8 more siblings. She was only 19 years old when she was married. In 1937, her husband went to fight in the Second Sino-Japanese War. She ran a noodle shop to support her family. 
She celebrated her birthday at a nursing home in Japan. She hopes to live to be 120 years old. That would be another milestone. She keeps her mind active and usually wakes up at 6:00 AM everyday. She keeps herself busy by studying maths and solving puzzles. She says that having faith in god, eating right and sleeping well has contributed towards her long life. 
Japan is the country with the highest living expectancy. One of the most common practices there is not to stuff themselves up with food. They fill their stomach only 80%. Their food includes high amounts of Omega 3 fatty acids which helps them in maintaining a healthy heart. 
We can all learn the secrets of long living from Kane Tanaka. Healthy eating, sleeping well, staying positive and hopeful is the secret of a long life. 


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