MLB’s chief baseball officer, a four-time World Series champion, Hall of Famer and prostate cancer survivor, Joe Torre has shared his triumphs and struggles through America’s favorite pastime and his personal life as the July/Aug cover story. In addition to the life lessons and words of wisdom he provided, Torre talks about his active life and aging gracefully at 75 years of age.
Q: Even in your 70s you still maintain an active life. What’s your advice on healthy aging?
A: Staying active and involved in life remains paramount for me. I believe in healthy living and a healthy approach to life. I exercise regularly, enjoy a healthy diet and I listen to my body.
Q: Who has helped inspire you to live your life to the fullest?
A: My wife Ali and my children constantly inspire me to live life to the fullest each day. At the end of the day, those are the faces that I want to see, and they are the people who motivate me in both my personal life and my career.
Q: Have you noticed age impeding your energy throughout the years? How have you modified it accordingly?
A: You have to listen to your body and react accordingly. I do work hard at it with my diet and fitness routines. It isn’t always easy, but I am committed to it and modify it along the way.
Q: Do you have a health routine that is most important to you? If so, what?
A: I look carefully at my diet, such as reducing how much red meat I eat, and I do work with a nutritionist to help guide me. That nutritionist also makes recommendations, such as supplements, that help shape my diet. I also exercise, and I am committed to my regular fitness routine. It keeps my energy up and keeps me active every day.
Q: What advice can you share with our readers about living healthier lives as they age?
A: Stay active both physically and mentally. Getting involved in your community or taking on a cause will keep your mind engaged and active. A healthy brain that is challenged and active is crucial.