Jane Brody and Anthony Fauci on Staying Fit and Focused at 80 and Beyond

If you need recommendation about staying wholesome in your 80s, who higher to ask than two 80-year-olds who’ve devoted their careers to public well being?

Recently Jane E. Brody, who has written The Times’s Personal Health column for 45 years, and Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, who for 37 years has led the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, met by way of Zoom for the primary time to speak about dwelling nicely as octogenarians. They shared laughs, talked concerning the challenges of exercising with a safety element and supplied recommendation for thriving as you age.

“Take care of yourself, get some reasonable sleep, don’t get overcome by stress, a good diet,” stated Dr. Fauci, who turned 80 in December 2020. “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.”

Ms. Brody, who celebrated her 80th birthday this month, agreed. “I think you have to continue doing that,” she stated. “People ask me, ‘How do you do it?’ I said, ‘Well, I don’t stop.’ If you stop, it’s all over. Don’t stop. Keep going, keep going.”

Listen to their dialog.

Jane Brody and Dr. Tony Fauci Discuss Life After 80

What’s the key to wholesome growing old? What was life like rising up in 1940s Brooklyn? Does retirement loom? Those solutions and extra in a energetic dialog with Jane and Tony.