This Chart Shows the Characteristics of People with Long Life Spans

People with long life spans tend to share common characteristics according to this infographic. If you want in on the secrets to a healthy, long life, the people from Top Colleges Online accumulated them for you.

Some of the most common characteristics that the world's oldest dwellers possess include exercising often, eating healthily, having a sense of purpose and keeping a strong faith. This may all seem pretty basic, but it has proven to work considering those who embody the characteristics are centenarians (people over 100) and supercentenarians (people aged 110 and over). Then again, the oldest person on record was 122 years of age and smoked for over 100 years.

The infographic also reveals the common locations where the world's oldest people live -- Japan, Italy, California and Greece.