Happy 100! Marjorie Johnson Gives Tips for Healthy Living
Minnesota’s celebrity baker, Marjorie Johnson, celebrates a major milestone Friday, Aug. 9. The winner of thousands of Blue Ribbon awards just turned 100. CCX News learned a few of her secrets to longevity.
“Never, never, think negatively,” Johnson said. “Always think positively, and then it’ll make you happy. And if you exercise, you’re just happy and you’re healthy. And now, I’m a keynote speaker for many groups. They ask me because my subject is, how to be healthy and happy, and I know how I get there. So maybe some people would like to do the same thing so they can always be healthy and happy.”
Last week, the New Hope YMCA threw Johnson an early birthday party.
The Robbinsdale resident has made fitness a part of her normal routine. Johnson said she goes to the New Hope YMCA three days a week to do cardiovascular exercises.
Her personal trainer says her favorite thing to do is use the treadmill and watch ‘Wheel of Fortune.’ Staff members say they admire her commitment to consistency.
“Regular exercise has helped her stay able to do all that she’s able to do,” said Chelsea Karkula, a YMCA personal trainer. “She’s won over 2,900 ribbons at the state fair, which takes a tremendous amount of time and dedication. And she dedicates just as much time into her health and well-being as she does into her craft of baking.”
Meanwhile, Johnson advises people not to deprive themselves of treats. She allows herself to eat about 150 calories worth of her fudge brownies each day.