Clint Eastwood Reveals His Secret to Staying Healthy in His Nineties and Keeping Active at Work
Some people are blessed with longevity and good health even in their eighties and nineties, proving that getting old is definitely a great privilege. Clint Eastwood, who will turn 92 this year, is surely one of those people. The legendary actor has achieved incredible success both in Hollywood and in staying healthy and youthful. Plus, he has the ability to make old age look comfortable and effortless. As he once revealed, the trick is to just relax and enjoy the process of aging.
We at Bright Side grew curious about the secret behind this man’s vitality, so we decided to take a closer look at his habits and lifestyle.
Old age is not slowing him down.
Clint Eastwood recently opened up about aging, pointing out that he has zero signs of slowing down in the acting or directing department. In his most recent movie, Cry Macho, he is on duty as both an actor and a director, and his age doesn’t bother him in the slightest. What’s more, he sees it as an advantage: ’’I don’t look like I did at 20, so what?’’ Eastwood says. ’’That just means there are more interesting guys you can play.’’
Eastwood sometimes wonders why he’s still active.
Although he admits that he sometimes asks himself why he’s still working in his nineties, regardless of the answer, it seems Eastwood is not planning on retiring. Thankfully, he is still in good shape, both physically and mentally, and nothing prevents him from enjoying making movies.
When asked about ’’the secret’’ behind his youthful appearance and spirit, he revealed that the “trick” is to simply ’’lay back and enjoy growing older,’’ along with enjoying time outdoors, eating a healthy diet, and keeping your mind in top form. ’’I have a friend that is in his nineties, and I said to him, ‘You look real good — what’s the deal?’ He says, ’Never let the old man in.’ And he never did,’’ the star added.
After losing his father to a heart attack at the age of 63, Eastwood started prioritizing his diet and his own health. But unlike his late father, Eastwood has always tried to keep his cholesterol levels low. The famous actor opened up about his diet, saying, ’’I’ve never carried much body fat, but I’ve always been pretty good about watching my diet. Stay away from carbohydrates, especially rich desserts.’’
The legendary actor also advised keeping a scale in your bathroom, getting proper rest, and most importantly,: ’’Try to be optimistic,’’ Eastwood adds.
Despite having a very busy career, Clint managed to have a big family too. His youngest son and fellow actor, Scott Eastwood, revealed how dedicated his elderly father is to his healthy lifestyle. But, according to him, there’s more to it than just diet and exercise. In one interview, Scott mentioned something called the “Eastwood code.” He explained, “Yeah, it’s actually a thing,” then he listed a couple of elements of the family ’’rulebook’’.
’’You show up on time. When you say you’re going to do something, you try to do your best at it.’’ He emphasized that it’s also important not to backstab people and not to complain about what you’re doing. In the Eastwood family, ’’Being compassionate is big and it’s always important to act like a gentleman,’’ Scott explained. This lifestyle code obviously extends to Clint Eastwood’s children, as Scott himself has developed an affinity for training and yoga.
When it comes to exercise, Eastwood has accepted the fact that his body cannot keep up with the same workout routine he had as a young actor. Nowadays, he admits to refraining from doing anything ’’too strenuous.’’ And according to sources close to the actor, ’’Clint still golfs and he likes to take long walks.’’
’’He looks forward to a good meal, but he never overeats. He’s very comfortable with his daily routine.’’ Instead of thinking about retiring, however, Eastwood is making the most of the blessings in his life, while the simple things are what make the iconic actor the happiest.
Do you know someone who has lived happily beyond their nineties? Would you like to live that long?