Live a long and happy life like Jeanne Calment

Jeanne Calment

That's right born in 1875

That’s right; born in 1875

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeanne_Calment

Jeanne Calment lived to 122. We thought we’d give you a few of her strategies.

Be a woman, we'll it's not exactly a choice for most of us, but if you are a woman you are not so likely to be killed in a war; and remember Jean live through both the first and second world wars which were happening on her doorstep in France. Being a woman helps you avoid some diseases and in the 20th century it was quite socially acceptable for women to not have a job , in fact there was a  whole subculture to embrace wealthy non working women.

Be a woman, we’ll it’s not exactly a choice for most of us, but if you are a woman you are not so likely to be killed in a war. 

Jeanne lived through both the first and second world wars which were happening on her doorstep in France.

Being a woman helps you avoid some diseases and in the 20th century it was quite socially acceptable for women to not have a job,

in fact there was a whole subculture to embrace wealthy non working women.

Never have a job, it's stressful and only helps those wealthier than you live well, not you.

Never have a job, it’s stressful and only helps those wealthier than you live well, not you.

Drink Port; its got lots of anti oxidants to keeps you healthy.

Drink Port; its got lots of anti oxidants to keeps you healthy.

Eat lots of chocolate, again lots of antioxidants, Jean ate almost a kilogram a week.

Eat lots of chocolate, again lots of antioxidants, Jeanne ate almost a kilogram a week.

Olive oil on all of you food and all over you too. Jean claimed its stopped wrinkles.

Olive oil on all of you food and all over you too. Jeanne claimed it stopped wrinkles.

Two cigarettes per day maximum. Jean Smoked for 96 years, from age 21 to age 117. She died at a 121, though smoking was not a cited cause.

Two cigarettes per day maximum. Jeanne Smoked for 96 years, from age 21 to age 117. She died at a 122, though smoking was not a cited cause.

Jeanne smoked longer than most non smokers live.

Accidentally rob your lawyer so badly his widow has to keep paying after his death. Jean signed a contract with her lawyer to sell her house on contingency basis,  which meant the lawyer (and then his widow) was paying her for a house for 32 years,  and paid double the price it was worth.

Accidentally rob your lawyer so badly his widow has to keep paying you after his death.

Jeanne signed a contract with her lawyer to sell her house on contingency basis,
which meant the lawyer (and then his widow) was paying her for a house for 32 years,
and paid double the price it was worth.

Enjoy you active hobbies, Jean liked tennis cycling along with rollerskating, swimming and opera singing.

Enjoy your active hobbies, Jeanne liked tennis cycling along with rollerskating, swimming and opera singing.

Sounds like a great life, let’s all go do it!

 

Update:

If you found this article somehow unrelated we’ll explain, we discovered this woman’s interesting life while doing legal research, we stumbled onto the legal term ‘pur autre vie‘, a contract based of the lifespan of another not oneself. Of course Jeanne was a staggering example of this legal principle. This brings us to a concept, who has the right to make a contract for the life of another? Now that’s where it gets interesting.

 

Posted on April 25, 2013, in Education, Europe & EU, Health and Healthcare, Photo. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I have an aunt who is on a similar path, curiously she also eats lots of chocolate.

  2. Reblogged this on Bohemian Glade and commented:

    Lots of Exercise, lots of chocolate, olive oil and no more than 2 cigarretes per day. Oh, and it helps to screw your lawyer! This is gold!

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