Dick Van Dyke reveals the 'secret weapon' behind his good health

Veteran movie star Dick Van Dyke has described his workout routine as his "secret weapon".



Dick Van Dyke does three gym sessions a week
Dick Van Dyke does three gym sessions a week

Dick Van Dyke's workout routine is his "secret weapon".

The Hollywood legend does three gym sessions a week at the age of 98, and he believes that it's the key to his good health.

He told 'Entertainment Tonight': "I recommend it to everybody. That's my secret weapon."

The award-winning star feels that actors are in a privileged position.

Dick admitted that he's had "such a good time" during his decades-long career in the movie business.

The 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' actor - who received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame back in 2012 - shared: "It isn't work - it's play. Actors are so lucky. I've had such a good time."

Despite this, Dick suggested that he's the last of his kind in Hollywood.

The veteran star said: "I think I'm the last of my generation, really. I'm 98. I have almost all my marbles. I can't remember what I had for breakfast."

Despite his success, Dick actually battled an alcohol addiction for 25 years of his life.

The actor previously admitted that his addiction damaged his family life.

Dick - who was married to Margie Willett between 1948 and 1984 - told the Guardian newspaper: "I tried to be a good role model to my children, but I was an alcoholic for 25 years, which inevitably impacted on family life.

"When I went into therapy, I realized I was repeating my father’s mistakes. He often came home drunk after lengthy road trips and my mother threatened to walk out unless he quit – which he did.

"When I pledged to quit and entered a rehab clinic, Margie checked in as I checked out. I thought she’d come to pick me up, but it turned out she was hooked on antidepressants. I had no idea. What a pair."