A 107-YEAR-OLD woman has lifted the lid on the secret to her longevity.
New Yorker Louise Signore celebrated her latest milestone birthday this week with a special party held at the Bartow Community Center in Coop City with 100 assembled guests.
Born in Harlem way back in 1912, Signore spoke to CBS about some of the reaons for her long and fruitful life, which includes dancing, bingo and Italian food.
“I have to exercise,” she said, “I still do a little dancing. After my lunch, I play bingo.”
Signore went on to add that the decision to stay single may have also helped her live longer.
“I think the secret of 107… I never got married,” she said jokingly.
“I think that’s the secret. My sister says, ‘I wish I never got married!’”.
God bless this amazing woman who is 107 years old today! Big party with her friends and family in the Bronx. Lots of keys to living so long — including eating Italian food, dancing, and she emphasized never getting married 😂💕 pic.twitter.com/YJUD9iD5s2
— Jessica Layton (@JLaytonTV) July 31, 2019
She also opened up about her Mediterranean diet, which is rich in fish, vegetables, whole grains and olive oil, and the role that has played in her general well-being.
“Italian food is very good for you,” she added. “I was brought up with very good food. No soda, no cake.”
There’s clearly something in the Signore family genes too – Louise’s sister is still very much alive and kicking at 102 while her mother lived to 97.
The revelations come just a year after a 112-year-old woman revealed the secret behind her long life: a nightly dram of whiskey.