I am 102 years old and the secret to longevity is good SEX
When asked what the secret is to a long and happy life, a 102-year-old woman answered honestly: good sex.
Joyce Jackman, from Essex, who turned 102 on May 9, shared her secret to living more than a century.
The former RAF chef told staff at her care home that she considers “good sex and good sherry” to be key to her fulfilling life.
Joyce celebrated her birthday at Care UK’s Silversprings, Thorrington, where the staff surprised her with a cake.
Her family visited to celebrate her birthday with her, and the 102-year-old said she “didn’t want the day to end.”
Joyce Jackman, who turned 102 on May 9, told her care home staff that the secret to more than a century of life was good sex
Silversprings staff in Care UK surprised Joyce with a birthday cake. She joked that all the chocolate she eats must have also played a part in her reaching the age of 102
Joyce said, ‘I had such a beautiful day.
“I can’t believe I’m 102 – it must be all the chocolate I eat that helped!”
In her early life, Joyce worked in a sweet shop, before joining the RAF as a chef during the Second World War.
Joyce, now a widow, married her high school sweetheart, Terence Jackman, in 1945 – the year the war ended.
Although they never had children, Joyce loved helping take care of the children in her neighborhood, and loved baking with her mother and hanging out with her friends.
Now, Joyce likes to keep her mind occupied in Silversprings with regular crossword puzzles and keeping up with the daily paper – as well as enjoying lots of chocolate.
Joanne Rix, Home Manager at Silversprings, added: ‘Joyce is a much loved resident of the house – she always makes us laugh with her fantastic sense of humor and outlook on life.
“It was wonderful to be a part of her special day.
“Here at Silversprings, we work hard to support residents to live fulfilling lives, and celebrating special occasions and birthdays plays a big part in this.
“We were honored to raise a glass of sherry to Joyce’s incredible life to date and are privileged to have her become part of our Silversprings family.”
It comes after a 102-year-old doctor shared her tips for living a long and fulfilling life while keeping her focus on the future with her 10-year plan.
Dr. Gladys McGarey, of Scottsdale, Arizona, is known as the mother of holistic medicine, a form of healing that takes into account the mind, body, and soul of the patient during treatment.
She co-founded the American Board of Holistic Medicine and ran a family practice for over 60 years. The mother of six continues to work as a consulting physician and writer.
McGarey was 100 when she began writing her new book, The Well-Lived Life: A 102-Year-Old Doctor’s Six Secrets to Health and Happiness at Every Age, which was published last week.
She makes an effort to exercise daily, including getting her daily step count and riding her tricycle. In her spare time she knits, listens to audiobooks and talks with friends.
As she opens the lid on her keys to longevity while promoting her latest book, FEMAIL has highlighted her best advice below.