Sister André, Oldest Person Dies At The Age Of 118, Know Secrets To Live Long

Sister Andre, born on February 11, 1904 in southern France, a decade before the First World War, survived the 1918 flu and Covid pandemic. 

Written by: Sambhav Kumar Updated at: 2023-01-19 19:11

According to media reports, Lucile Randon, the world's oldest known living person record holder, died on January 17, 2023 at the age of 118 in France. Sister Andre, was the nickname of Randon as she was a nun. Born in February 11, 1904 in southern France, a decade before the First World War, she survived the 1918 flu and Covid pandemic. 

In April, she told French reporters that "working makes you live after suffering two World Wars. I worked until I was 108 years old." 

Here are some tips that you can also follow for healthy longevity. 

Protect Your DNA

The ends of your chromosomes become shorter as you age. This increases your chances of getting sick. Lifestyle changes, on the other hand, can raise the activity of an enzyme that causes them to live longer. Furthermore, research shows that diet and exercise can help  protect them. Healthy habits may decrease cellular ageing.

Keep Yourself Away From Stress 

Stress is a common contributor to a wide range of chronic diseases and ailments. According to a 2015 study from the University of California,  San Francisco, women who experience chronic stress have considerably lower levels of Klotho, a hormone that can help preserve the body and brain from ageing.

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An earlier study published in the British Medical Journal in 2012 discovered that those under a lot of stress have a 20% higher risk of having a heart attack or stroke. As a result, minimising stress as much as possible is one of the best strategies to live a long and happy life.

While it is hard to eliminate stress, it is possible to cope with it better by practising stress-management techniques such as meditation and engaging in healthful activities such as walking, cooking, or meeting with friends when stressed.


Exercise is one of the most effective strategies to keep your body and mind in shape as you age. Daily exercise can increase mood-boosting hormones in the brain and contribute to maintaining your body throughout your golden years. Exercise prevents chronic problems like heart disease and diabetes. Exercise is also a great way to meet new people, stay involved in a community, and keep learning new things.

Get Enough Sleep

Sleeping well is linked to more than just waking up happy and full of energy, but it is also linked with living a long, healthy life. According to one study conducted by the University of California, people who slept seven hours per night lived remarkably longer than those who slept less than five hours or more than eight hours each night.

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Take Part in Something Greater Than Yourself

Studies have shown that persons who have a sense of spirituality or faith live longer lives than those who do not. While you don't have to pray your way to longevity, participating in a cause you believe in – whether it's a church, a spiritual community, or volunteer organisation – is beneficial. All of these factors can help reduce depression symptoms, lower the risk of chronic diseases, and make people feel more connected to and happy in their communities.


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