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World’s oldest woman dies at 119

The Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare of Japan released a statement today that the world’s oldest person Kane Tanaka died at an age of 119 years on April 19. She was the Guinness World Records holder. She breathed her last at a hospital in Fukuoka city in Western Japan. She died due to age-related complications. Also, she defeated cancer twice in her life and experienced two pandemics, the 1918 Spanish flu, and the Covid-19.

The secret behind Kane Tanaka’s long life

Tanaka was an earlier riser. She is usually accustomed to getting up at 6 in the morning every day. This habit let her sleep early and enjoyed herself longer. And this resulted in her improved concentration level, relaxed mood, and reduced the risk of obesity and other chronic diseases.

She had a habit of reading books. Even at the age of 119, she used to read every afternoon. As she was fond of solving math problems, it helped her brain stay active and focused. Reading often reduces the risk of dementia and helps to live longer.

Tanaka used to play board games frequently which may help protect their thinking skills in old age. As per studies, people who play cards and board games are more likely to stay mentally sharp in life. Along with these, she always ate clean and healthy food and executed exercises daily. Studies say that regular exercising is beneficial that adds years to a person’s life. These are Tanaka’s simple tricks to live a longer life to enjoy whatever we deserve in it. 

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