Jennifer Aniston talks candidly about prioritizing a healthy lifestyle and explains how losing her parents inspired her overall dedication to health and fitness.
this friends The 54-year-old star spoke about the death of her parents, Days of Our Lives star John Aniston, and her mum Nancy Don.
“God bless my parents, they are no longer with us, but they are not healthy specimens,” she said in a recent interview with USA TODAY.
Aniston’s father died in November 2022 and her mother, Nancy, died in 2016 at the age of 79 after a long illness. “It’s shocking that my dad still lived to be 89, but it’s probably a stubborn Greek gene,” she added.
this murder mystery The actress explained that watching her parents decline later in life made her realize she needed to prioritize her health.
“My friends call me Dr. Aniston,” she laughs. “Just because I’m always on top of the latest technology and [wondering] How can we improve our health in any way? “
Aniston further added, “Hearing people say, ‘You look like you did in ‘Friends!’ Listen, lovely compliment. But that’s the TV they’re watching.”
“If I try to see myself the way I was at 20, I really don’t want to do that. It’s absolutely impossible,” she said.
“I want my body to be strong because as I get older, I want my body to thrive,” she continued. “We’re all going to age. We all go to that exact same place. But we can take care of our skin. We can have a healthy diet. We can drink a lot of water.”