Two Octogenarians and Fitness Conversation



Two of my favorite health and wellness experts are Dr Anthony Fauci (head of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) and Jane E. Brody (Personal Health columnist at The New York Times) are fit and healthy octogenarians.

Screenshot Source: The New York Times

In this article, Tara Parker-Pope has a audio link (11:35min) where Dr Fauci and Ms Brody discuss their neighborhood, health and fitness habits and living well as octogenarian. “They shared laughs, talked about the challenges of exercising with a security detail and offered advice for thriving as you age.”

“Take care of yourself, get some reasonable sleep, don’t get overcome by stress, a good diet. Enjoy life, but don’t do things in excess. Exercise is really important. I think that the fact that I’ve been a marathon and 10K runner for the last multiple decades has been very important in my staying fit, looking fit and feeling fit.”

Dr. Fauci (who turned 80 in December 2020)

“I think you have to continue doing that. People ask me, ‘How do you do it?’. ‘Well, I don’t stop.’ If you stop, it’s all over. Don’t stop. Keep going, keep going.”

Jane E. Brody (who turned 80 in May 2021)

This should inspired many of us to stay focused on healthy eating and daily activity habits.