There have been secrets going around for years on what to eat and what to do to live a long and healthy life. Lately it seems we're finding out new secrets for a longer life that wouldn't be what you would expect. And we're finding these out from older people who are living proof that these tricks actually work. From the 104-year-old lady who drinks Dr. Pepper every day to the 77-year-old 105-pound woman who can deadlift double her weight, many older people are showing us just what we need to do to live longer and healthier. As Erin Sullivan, the 104-year-old Dr. Pepper drinker said, "Every doctor that sees me says [Dr. Pepper will] kill you, but they die and I don't."


Another woman who is showing us her secret to a longer life is Susannah Mushatt Jones. Unlike the known health benefits of lifting weights, this secret is one you would never think could help you live a long life. Susannah Mushatt Jones is the oldest person in the world at the age of 116 years old, so we definitely have to say her life habits are working out just fine for her! Jones doesn't dabble in fresh fruit or milk for breakfast; she actually eats bacon, eggs and grits every single morning. But, just wait, it doesn't stop there. She eats bacon all day long, not just paired with her eggs for breakfast. 


Jones says her long life comes from many other good habits though. From surrounding herself with love and positive energy to never drinking or smoking, Jones has many factors that have helped her. Although Jones doesn't attribute her long life to her love of bacon, one can only assume that bacon equals life. Okay, maybe not, but bacon just makes everyone happier, so it goes hand in hand with a longer life right? We'd like to think so. 


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