Dick Van Dyke reveals his secrets to staying young at 89 -- ice cream included!

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Dick Van Dyke's Secret to Staying Young!


Dick Van Dyke has kept us laughing for six decades now, but we're still finding out new things about him.

The 89-year-old iconic comedian invited ET to his Malibu home, and gave a glimpse into his daily life and the daily habits that have kept him young at heart.

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"I've always kept moving, which is the most important thing," Van Dyke told ET when asked about the secret to his youthfulness. "I'm either singing or dancing or something."

His 44-year-old wife Arlene is another secret that's helped kept Van Dyke in good shape.

"We were friends for a long time before I talked her into marrying me, which was an uphill battle," Van Dyke joked. "She's a great cook -- great everything. And we both dance a lot. I came in the other morning and she was washing dishes with her tap shoes on."

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While Van Dyke visits the gym every morning, he's not as strict about his diet once he gets home.

"I eat what I want," Van Dyke said. "I eat like a pint of ice cream every night."

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Dick Van Dyke reveals his secrets to staying young at 89 -- ice cream included!
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 18: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW featuring Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie). Image dated August 18, 1964. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
American actors Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore reprise their roles as Rob and Laura Petrie in a scene from 'The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited,' Los Angeles, California, March 11, 2004. (Photo by Tony Esparza/CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 4: DICK VAN DYKE AND THE OTHER WOMAN (variety special in color). Featuring Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie) and Larry Mathews (as Ritchie Petrie). Image dated March 4, 1969. Show date April 13, 1969. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 11: Dick Van Dyke (left) and Carl Reiner (right) reprise their roles as Alan Brady and Rob Petrie on the DICK VAN DYKE SHOW REVISITED a new television special to be broadcast Tuesday, May 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Tony Esparza/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 21: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW. Episode: 'The Gunslinger.' Featuring Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie). Image dated March 21, 1966. Show date May 25, 1966. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 2: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode: '100 Terrible Hours'. From left: Mary Tyler Moore (Laura Petrie), Dick Van Dyke (Rob Petrie), Carl Reiner (Alan Brady) and Richard Deacon (Mel Cooley). Image dated March 2, 1965. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
American actor Dick Van Dyke, who reprises his role as Rob Petrie, poses for a publicity to promote 'The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited,' Los Angeles, California, March 13, 2004. (Photo by Tony Esparza/CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 2: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode: '100 Terrible Hours'. Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie). Image dated March 2, 1965. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
American actors Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke, who reprise their roles as Laura and Rob Petrie, dance together on the set of 'The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited,' Los Angeles, California, March 11, 2004. (Photo by Tony Esparza/CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 2: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode: '100 Terrible Hours'. Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie). Image dated March 2, 1965. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 16: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode: 'Never Bathe on Saturday'. Off camera moment: at left: Frank Adamo: Mr. Van Dyke's secretary and Dick Van Dyke (Rob Petrie). Image dated February 16, 1965. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 29: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW. Episode: 'Three Letters from One Wife.' Featuring (from left): Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie), Rose Marie (as Sally Rogers), and Carl Reiner (as Alan Brady). Image dated September 29, 1964. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 30: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW, episode 'The Ghost of A. Chantz' broadcast on CBS September 30, 1964. From left: Morey Amsterdam as Buddy Sorrell, Mary Tyler Moore as Laura Petrie, Dick Van Dyke as Rob Petrie, and Rose Marie as Sally Rogers. Image dated August 11, 1964. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 24: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW, episode 'I'd Rather Be Bald Than Have No Head at All.' From left to right: Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie), Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie), and Ned Glass (as Irwin the barber). Neg code T30902, frame 74. Image dated March 24, 1964. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
American actors Morey Amsterdam and Rose Marie (far right and far left, respectively) attempt to share a fold-a-bed with Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore, who play married couple Rob and Laura Petrie, in 'The Ghost of A. Chantz' episode of 'The Dick Van Dyke Show,' August 11, 1964. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 10: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode: 'Dear Mrs. Petrie, Your Husband Is in Jail' featuring Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie) and Mary Tyler Moore (as laura Petrie.). Neg Dated March 10, 1964. Original broadcast date: April 15, 1964. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 3: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode: 'October Eve'. Dick Van Dyke (Rob Petrie), and Carl Reiner as eccentric artist Serge Carpetna. Image dated March 3, 1964. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 20: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode: 'Laura's Little Lie'. Featuring Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie) and Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie). Image Dated August 20, 1963. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 20: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode: 'Laura's Little Lie'. Featuring Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie) and Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie). Image Dated August 20, 1963. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
American actors Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore, who play married couple Rob and Laura Petrie, appear in a scene from the 'It May Look Like a Walnut' episode of 'The Dick Van Dyke Show,' January 15, 1963. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 20: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode: 'Laura's Little Lie'. Featuring Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie) and Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie). Image Dated August 20, 1963. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 18: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode: 'The Return of Edwin Carp' featuring Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie) ; Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie) and Richard Hayden (as Edwin Carp). Image dated February 18, 1964. Original broadcast date: April 1, 1964. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
American actor and comedian Dick Van Dyke as Rob Petrie in the American sitcom 'The Dick Van Dyke Show', circa 1963. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
American actor and comedian Dick Van Dyke as Rob Petrie in the American sitcom 'The Dick Van Dyke Show', circa 1963. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
American actor and comedian Dick Van Dyke as Rob Petrie in the American sitcom 'The Dick Van Dyke Show', circa 1963. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 11: The Dick Van Dyke Show. Episode: 'Ray Murdock's X-Ray.' Featuring (from left): Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie) and Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie). Image dated December 11, 1962. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 11: Rob Petrie (Dick Van Dyke) smoking a cigarette while being interviewd by Ray Murdock (Gene Lyons) in the DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode, 'Ray Murdock's X-Ray.' Image dated December 11, 1962. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 11: Rob Petrie (Dick Van Dyke) tries to prevent Laura Petrie (Mary Tyler Moore) from watching a TV interview he gave in the DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode, 'Ray Murdock's X-Ray.' Image dated December 11, 1962. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 4: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW. Episode: 'Will You Two Be My Wife?' Featuring (from left): Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie), Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie), and Barbara Bain (as Dorothy). Image dated December 4, 1962. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 4: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW. Episode: 'Will You Two Be My Wife?' Featuring (from left): Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie) and Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie). Image dated December 4, 1962. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
American actor Dick van Dyke (as Rob Petrie) makes an exaggerated crying face as he wears a suit in front of the stove in the kitchen set alongside American actress Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie) in a still from the television sitcom 'The Dick van Dyke Show,' November 21, 1962. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 13: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW. Episode: 'Somebody Has to Play Cleopatra.' Featuring (from left): Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie), Bob Crane (as Harry Rodgers), Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie), and Jerry Paris (as Jerry Helper). Image dated November 13, 1962. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 18: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW, episode 'My Husband Is Not a Drunk.' From left to right: Morey Amsterdam (as Buddy Sorrell), Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie), Charles Aidman (as Glen Jameson), and Rose Marie (as Sally Rogers). Image dated September 18, 1962. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 11: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode 'What's in a Middle Name?' featuring (from left) : Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie) ; Larry Mathews (as Ritchie Petrie) and Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie). Image dated September 11, 1962. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 13: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW. Episode: 'Somebody Has to Play Cleopatra.' Featuring (from left): Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie), Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie), and Bob Crane (as Harry Rodgers). Image dated November 13, 1962. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 13: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW. Episode: 'Somebody Has to Play Cleopatra.' Featuring (from left): Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie), Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie), and Bob Crane (as Harry Rodgers). Image dated November 13, 1962. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 11: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode 'What's in a Middle Name?' featuring Mary Tyler Moore (Laura Petrie) and Dick Van Dyke (Rob Petrie). Image dated September 11, 1962. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 12: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW, Show Time Change Announcement. Featuring Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie). Image dated March 12, 1962. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 29: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW with cast members Mary Tyler Moore as Laura Petrie and Dick Van Dyke as Rob Petrie on the set of episode 'To Tell or Not to Tell'. Image dated August 29, 1961. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 23: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW, episode 'Where Have You Been, Fassbinder?' From left to right: Richard Deacon (as Mel Cooley), Rose Marie (as Sally Rogers), Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie), Barbara Perry (as Pickles Sorrell), and Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie). Image dated January 23, 1962. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JULY 10: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW with cast members Dick Van Dyke as Rob Petrie, Sally Rogers as Rose Marie and Buddy Sorrell as Morey Amsterdam. On the set of episode, 'Washington vs. The Bunny'. Image dated July 10, 1961. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JULY 10: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW with cast members Dick Van Dyke as Rob Petrie and Mary Tyler Moore as Laura Petrie on the set of episode 'Washington vs. The Bunny'. Image dated July 10, 1961. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JULY 10: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode: 'Washington vs. the Bunny' featuring Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie) ; Larry Mathews (as Ritchie Petrie ) and Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie). Image dated July 10, 1961. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
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One unhealthy consumption that he has been able to cut out is alcohol. Van Dyke said that drinking used to be a problem but that he overcame it through the power of prayer.

"I went to all the rehab and all that kind of thing," Van Dyke said. "I just said, 'I got to get rid of it. Please take it away.' Slowly it started to make me a little sick, a little dizzy. All of a sudden, I didn't want it anymore, which is wonderful."

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Van Dyke has been widely celebrated, having won an Emmy, Tony and GRAMMY, but many people think he should have also won an Academy Award for his role in Mary Poppins. As a matter of fact, the film crew thought he deserved an Oscar so much that they crafted him a special statuette. Watch the video to see the consolation trophy that Van Dyke still keeps in his home today.

Van Dyke's book, "Keep Moving: And Other Tips and Truths About Aging," came out Tuesday.

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