After following more than 700 people enrolled in a study since 1998 at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in the Bronx, all 95 or older, Dr. Nir Bazilai had this to say about super centenarians:
“Did they do what we know we should do — exercise, diet and sleep and have social connectivity? The answer is mostly no. Sixty percent were smoking. Less than 50 percent did much household activity or biking. Fifty percent were overweight or obese. Less than three percent were vegetarians. So they weren’t special in that sense.”
So there’s that.