Woman, 100, says her secret to a long life is not talking to strange men
There are many secrets to ageing gracefully and living a long and healthy life filled with activities and positive companionship.
Some say that eating well and sleeping well are the keys to long life. Then there are those who say that regular exercising coupled with a healthy diet can make a person live longer.
These two are the most common answers from people who have survived well into their nineties or even gone past 100.
If you are looking for the slightly unusual, you will find elders who say that drinking wine regularly is their secret to long life. But Olive Westerman, a woman from the UK who just turned 100, attributes her longevity and healthy life to something completely different.
She says she has lived this long by avoiding strange men or not speaking to them at all.
Olive spent most of her life travelling the world with her late husband Sam, who was a writer and travel clerk. The couple didn't have any children.
Olive worked as a nursery nurse and said that working with children made her stay young at heart even in her senior years. She celebrated her 100th with the same spirit while being surrounded by her dear friends and family members.
During the gathering at Deewater Grange residential home in Chester., Olive shared her wisdom for longevity by saying, "Avoid talking to strange men and you'll be just fine."
She also said that making most of what we have keeps our heart young and happy.
"I think that the best advice I could give is simply to be happy and content to be alive, and to make the most of what you have. Over the years I have spent a lot of time working with children, and this will certainly help to keep you young at heart! I actually can't believe I'm now 100, but it feels amazing. I was absolutely thrilled to receive a card from King Charles and Camilla," she added.
The centenarian is well-known at her residence for her travel knowledge and sense of humour.