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Misao Okawa to celebrate 116th birthday, reveals secret to long life

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Misao Okawa will celebrate her 116th birthday on Wednesday, making her the oldest woman in the world. She was born in Japan in 1898, during the Spanish American War.

Okawa revealed the secret to long life in a recent interview: Learn to relax, eat well and get eight hours of sleep a night. She likes to eat three big meals a day. Her favorite? Sushi. 

She was still doing leg squats when she was 102 in order to help stay in shape.

Happy birthday to Misao!

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