Most of us will never make it to the century mark, it's just not in our DNA, nor are we willing to give up the debauchery of our youth in the off-chance that we'll defy Father Time. But, there are things we can do that could potentially extend our stay among the flesh walkers, like eating healthy and looking both ways before running red lights. Or we could play videogames.
The latter seems to be working for Kathleen Connell. Kit, as people call her, celebrated her 100th birthday last week and gave credit to Nintendo for helping to keep her mind young with a Nintendo DS console her daughter bought her on the Internet.
"It's absolutely super, I can't speak highly enough of it. I don't know what I would do without it," the grandmother of one told the U.K.'s Telegraph.
Kit plays with her DS every evening, takes a break for tea, then goes back to playing some more. By following this routine, Kit says, "I don't feel a day over 80."
She's the grandmother every kid would be lucky to have. Not only is she surprisingly sprightly for a 100-year-old woman, but she advocates letting children play spelling and math games on the DS at school.
"I can't speak highly enough of this Nintendo. It's helped to keep my brain as active as possible at my old age," Kit says.