Gunda Harangen, the oldest resident of Norway, died at the age of 109.The Norwegian drank a glass of brandy every day and lived alone, without a man to get on his nerves.
This, by his own admission, was the secret of longevity.Gunda Harangen’s cousin informed the Norwegian media about her death.According to him, the long liver died in her sleep on November 25.
Gunde Harangen was only a month away from his 110th birthday.The woman was born on December 28, 1898 and was the eldest of seven siblings in the family.
Perhaps women who want to live a long life will be helped by the Norwegian’s advice to refrain from relations with the opposite sex.However, in the case of men, as British scientists found out, the situation is different.
In August 2008, the results of the research were published, according to which polygamy is the key to male longevity.
After adjusting for socioeconomic differences, the researchers calculated that men over the age of 60 in 140 countries with some form of polygamy lived an average of 12% longer than men in 49 countries where the monogamous lifestyle prevailed.
Among the factors that prolong life, scientists also mention the presence of children and good education.
Children make parents’ lives really varied, chaotic and stressful, and also force adults to be more careful and lead healthier lifestyles.
In terms of the effect of education on life expectancy, men and women with tertiary education are only half as likely to die as those with primary education in the same age group.
Researchers believe another way to prolong life is through stormy family scenes. According to scientists, those spouses who prefer to resolve the issue peacefully and do not give freedom to their feelings, the rate of early death is twice as high as those who express their feelings in one way or another.