Dick Van Dyke: Know the secret of fitness at 98 of this evergreen American actor!

Dick Van Dyke: Know the secret of fitness at 98 of this evergreen American actor!

Dick Van Dyke is 98 years of age now. But, he continues to win hearts with his acting and has become the oldest star to win the Daytime Emmy award this year. What is the secret of his fitness? Dick revealed this in an interview he gave to E! News

Dick Van Dyke wins Daytime Emmy award at 98

Dick Van Dyke may be 98 years old now. But he has not stopped working. The actor and comedian from the USA continues to be active in the entertainment industry.

His recent project has been Days of Our Lives, in which he starred opposite his present wife, Arlene Silver, 52. He bagged the Daytime Emmy award for it in the Guest Performance in a Daytime Drama Series category.

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Dick Van Dyke’s success (Source: The Today show)

Dick has extreme passion for his art and expressed:

“I got in show business, which is not working for a living,”

“It’s pretending. I just play like I’ve been making believe for 80 years. And I can’t call it work. It isn’t. I just love everything I do.”

Moreover, Dick is happy with his life and said:

I really don’t have any complaints at all. If I had my life to live over, I’d do it exactly the same.”

Secret of Dick’s fitness

Though Dick is now 98 years of age, the evergreen actor has not let age overcome his desire to remain young and fit. On 7 June 2024, Dick revealed that he exercises even at that advanced age. He told E! News:

I’ve always exercised,”

His friends did not follow his advice to attend gym. Dick stated that he has no more friends now due to it:

“And I think that’s why I have no friends left. They’re all dead.”

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Dick Van Dyke’s secret of fitness (Source: The Today show)

Explaining about effect of age on movements, Dick said:

“As people age, they get a little stiff and sore, and it begins to hurt to move. So they just stop moving all together, and you start to age fast.”

“I’ve always exercised three days a week,”

“I work out with weights and the treadmill also and try to keep that up. You can’t stay young forever. You can stay young-minded forever. That’s why I never grew up.”

Dick Van Dyke’s health

Dick suffered from chronic alcoholism but since 1972, after he took rehabilitation therapy for three weeks, he is sober. With Nicorette gum, he has also given up his chronic habit of smoking.

In April 2013, Dick spoke about his pounding headache on lying down. These symptoms were for seven years and all the tests for it came out normal. Later, he revealed that the likely cause of it was pinpointed this titanium dental implants.

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Dick Van Dyke with wife, Arlene Silver (Source: People)

Dick has a good outlook of his life. He said:

“I know some people who just have a sour outlook on life. I never have had that. I’m very fortunate in that because I think it’s inborn, an optimistic point of view. Yeah, I see the bright side of everything.”

“I’m getting fan mail from little kids, which means their parents watch, they watch, and the grandkids are watching,”

“The fact that it’s still good family entertainment is the thing I’m most proud of.”

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