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100-year-old woman reveals her secret to longevity

100-Year-Old Woman Reveals Her Secret to Longevity

Sarah Stenberg may be in a Wisconsin retirement home, but that's not stopping her from getting some serious exercise.

Every day, this lady racks up four miles just by strutting around the halls of her retirement community.

Oh, did we mention how old she is? Sarah is 100 years old "and five months," she says with a laugh.

Yep -- even though she's more than 100 years old, Sarah still walks three to four hours a day!

"Everybody sleeps about this time of day. They're great nappers," she said with a laugh. "I enjoy very much doing it and I know it's for my own benefit," she told FOX59.

Sarah's even joined a six-week health system challenge to get the rest of her community out and moving each day.

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Islandhale March 28 2014 at 12:20 PM

Yes, I cetainly agree that exercise, getting propwer sleep, a good diet, and keepimg a full time job does help. Also be a volunteer. in the community and keep a cheerful and positive attitude. I am 75 years young and enjoying life to the fullest.

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alliejmgm March 28 2014 at 2:17 PM

that's great you go keep moving that's the key

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First Impression March 28 2014 at 2:38 PM

Did she list any foods or supplements that she has been eating.

Great story and very inspiring. Hope to be on the Today Show some day for my 100th!


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Judy Bishop March 28 2014 at 2:45 PM

GOD Bless her!

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havanasilkdogs March 28 2014 at 2:58 PM

The benefits of movement, specifically WALKING! Both my paternal Grandmother ( lived to 104 and passed in 1983) and my maternal Grandmother (102 , passed in 2000) walked EVERYWHERE in their older years. Paternal grandma NEVER learned to drive, so pretty much walked her whole life just to do normal daily stuff like shop and pay bills. Maternal grandma did NOT really starting walking seriously until the DMV pulled her license in 1991 leaving her with only walking to go anywhere, which she did. In that respect....it's never too late to start.....

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tcooljess22 March 28 2014 at 3:06 PM

God bless you always.

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embrokers March 28 2014 at 3:27 PM

God Bless You Mam,keep trucking along. God will be with you.

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joanreagin March 28 2014 at 3:50 PM


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eccoidav March 28 2014 at 4:33 PM

Don't anybody ever tell me to act my age! (though true, I wouldn't act like a three-year-old)

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jmfjfe March 28 2014 at 4:54 PM

You go girl!

She actually, walks pretty fast, and doesn't even really seem to need her walker...

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