A 107-year-old Chinese woman has revealed her secrets to longevity: doing stretching exercise and drinking water mixed with vinegar and honey.
The great-great-grandmother has stuck to the daily routine for decades and does not have major illnesses at her advanced age, according to local media.
She reportedly stretches her arms and legs around 100 times every day.
Liu Caiqin who lives in Xianyang, China’s Shaanxi Province stretches her body 100 times a day
Footage shows the energetic woman lifting her arms and kicking her legs while lying in bed
Liu Caiqin, the head of a five-generation family, lives in the city of Xianyang in Shaanxi Province, north-western China.
Footage released by Shaanxi Radio and TV station shows the energetic centenarian lifting her arms and kicking her legs while lying in bed.
She is also filmed squatting and stretching her body while holding on to the bed frame and massaging her limbs and back using a rolling stick.
According to Huashang Daily, Ms Liu was born in June 1913, to an impoverished family in the county of Liquan.
She was a farmer before getting married and has two children. Her elder daughter is now 79 years old, and her younger son is 76.
Ms Liu drinks a cup of water mixed with vinegar and honey as part of her daily health routine
Ms Liu was born in June 1913, to an impoverished family in the county of Liquan in Xianyang
Her son, Zhang Jing, told reporters that her mother found it a little difficult to hear, but her health was good in general.
Mr Zhang said the readings of her blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol were all normal.
Apart from an hour of physical exercise every day, Ms Liu drinks a cup of water mixed with vinegar and honey.
‘Do not look down upon this vinegar honey water. It is my mother’s favourite. She cannot live one day without drinking it,’ said Mr Zhang.
He noted that his mother could consume more than 11 pounds of honey a year due to the habit.
Ms Liu is pictured with her family, which has five generations and is headed by the centenarian
It is said that Ms Liu is a fan of light-flavoured dishes. She keeps a positive and optimistic mentality and doesn’t like holding grudges.
Besides, she loves chitchatting, listening to opera and playing cards with her friends in the neighbourhood.
Ms Liu is a devoted Buddhist.
She told Huashang Daily while holding her prayer beads: ‘This is a string of 108 Buddhist beads. Every day, I need to count it for 100 times – that is to count about 100,000 beads. It helps me exercise my mind and my hands.’
After being asked about her tips on living a long life, Ms Liu said the most important thing is to be kind, earnest and generous.