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Dick Van Dyke Has an Awesome Trick for Staying Young

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Any classic Hollywood fan has probably wondered, “What age is Dick Van Dyke?” On one hand, the beloved star has appeared in everything from The Dick Van Dyke Show to Mary Poppins, so we know he’s been up and at ’em for a while. But on the other hand, Dick Van Dyke today is still so youthful, vibrant, and full of energy — qualities we can certainly appreciate in a person at any age.

What age is Dick Van Dyke?

It’s hard to believe, but Dick Van Dyke is 91 years old. We swear, this man seems 30 years younger, right? Considering he still has the spirit and vigor of someone so young, we’re sure many people have been asking him to reveal his secrets for living a life that seems as fun and youthful as ever. Here’s the good news: He already has!

Back in 2015, Dick Van Dyke published a book titled Keep Moving: And Other Tips and Truths About Aging, a collection of candid, clear-cut lessons the star has learned as he nears his tenth (!) decade of life. And as if writing a whole book wasn’t enough, he also graced us with an inspiring interview with NPR about the book, with three key takeaways.

1. Believe in the power of positivity.

Our favorite lesson the actor shared was his belief in seeing the glass half-full. “It’s more in my nature to be optimistic, I think,” he said. “I’m one of those people who gets up on the right side of the bed in the morning.”

2. Choose joy.

“The point [of life] is to enjoy. You have to pick what you enjoy doing, what fulfills you, what interests you. And I realize that’s not possible for a lot of people,” he said. “As Thoreau said, a lot of people are living lives of quiet desperation. But almost anyone can find that one immersing hobby or pastime that they love to do.”

3. Stay active, as much as you possibly can.

“Keep moving is the main thing. I get up and have a cup of coffee and go to the gym before I talk myself out of it,” he said.

Those seem like powerful words of wisdom no matter what your age, right?

h/t NPR

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