In 1970, Clint Eastwood‘s father died from a fatal heart attack. Clint was around 40 years old at the time and after seeing what his father went through, he decided to change his lifestyle habits to become healthier. For one, he changed his diet and started to watch his intake of saturated fats more closely.
When a person eats too many saturated fats, it can lead to high cholesterol and heart problems. Now at 92 years old, Clint still follows a lot of the same dietary restrictions. In addition to monitoring his saturated fats, he also tries to stay away from carbohydrates and sweets.
Clint Eastwood’s father’s death inspired Clint to become healthier
Some of Clint’s other advice includes: “Keep a scale in your bathroom. Get proper rest. Try to be optimistic. Eat fruits and raw vegetables. Take vitamins. Skip beverages loaded with sugars. Avoid alcohol in excess.”
Clint also adds that you should watch your weight and try to get a good night’s sleep. Getting at least seven hours of sleep per night reduces your risk of certain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Clint has instilled a lot of this knowledge into his children. His son, Scott, who is also an actor once said, “My dad is a machine about food and exercise. He showed me how to lift when I was 14 or 15 — the bench press and other basics. He made it clear it was more important to do the moves correctly than to put on more plates.”