They’re the epitome of “aging gracefully.”
Talk about amazing genes: Three siblings—Ruth Branum, Rubye Cox, and Rose Shloss—from Oklahoma are all over 100 years old, according People. What’s even more remarkable is that last week marked the first time all three sisters have seen each other in 10 years (can you describe a more sentimental reunion?). Shloss’ dream was to reunite with her family—and with the help of the organization Wish of a Lifetime, the sisters met up at Cox’s senior living community in Rhode Island.
“My motto in life has been, ‘I would rather wear out than rust out,'” says Branum, 104. Branum managed a grocery store for 30 years and emphasized how staying active was crucial. Cox, 110 and a former teacher, says her secret to longevity was her religion: “Faith can relieve life’s stresses.” And for the youngest sister, Shloss, 101, who worked in payroll for the U.S. Treasury, it’s her family’s healthy eating habits that she credits for her many wonderful years. Not to mention that all three likely benefit from great genes, as well.
Amazing, right? While there’s no surefire way to live more than a century, eating well and exercising regularly are great habits for everyone at any age.