WHAT DO YOU KNOW NOW THAT YOU DIDN'T KNOW IN YOUR '20?
JOHN STAMOS, guest stinting on "The New Normal" and forever Uncle Jesse on "Full House." He's also turning 50 this year! (Yes, it's true).
HIS LIFE LESSONS ABOUT AGING, HEALTH AND LOOKING AGELESS
Never lose your sense of humor even when life challenges you.
Stamos says, "Today, I'm a little sick with the flu. It's so weird when you take Nyquil, which I never take, and then I thought, 'Oh my God, I got to be awake for this interview.' So then you take the Dayquil. I feel like I've done something wrong. You know, like call my doctor. The trick is you can never lose your sense of humor."
Don't taking aging too seriously.
Stamos says, "I will hear, 'You still look really young. What is your secret?' The secret is I live in a box with oxygen like Michael did when he passed away. They had an auction of all his stuff. You didn't see it but he had this oxygen tank that he lived in like an oxygen box. And he would sleep in the thing. They would pump oxygen in. That's what I sleep in. Of course, I'm just kidding."
So, seriously…he knows that you have to keep a level head about aging, healthy and looking younger.
Stamos says, "Truthfully, I'm very flattered when people say I look younger. I think you have to be careful not to play into it because then you get this Peter Pan Syndrome going on. Right? I'm 30. I feel like I can do anything. By the way, you know I'm not 30."
Really, seriously…he knows how to look a decade younger by….
Stamos says, "OK, so I think it's good genes and truthfully I do take care of myself in a sense. I know now it's important to take care of yourself."
Never be the life of the party. Sleep….and go to bed early.
Stamos says, "You know what I do the most to that end? If there is any secret to looking younger it's that I sleep a lot. The truth is I get a lot of sleep, which I think is great for rejuvenation. So, I try to get to bed early. I always felt that the hours before midnight are the most important sleeping hours for me. So, I go to bed at around 9 or 10 and I get up at 5 or 6 in the morning."
Oh, you should workout, too – and not in your comfort zone.
Stamos says, "I've done just about everything to workout. I mean, I'm not a super weightlifting guy. I've actually been doing Pilates lately, which I think is just a big ploy to get me in those straps with my legs up because I'm the only guy in the class. And I've got my legs in place. I feel like I'm giving birth or they're going to do a Pap smear or something."
"I mean, they literally put my ankles in these things in Pilates and I said, 'You're making this exercise up, aren't you?' The instructor said, 'No, no, it's the Platypus pose.' There I am with my legs up in the air trying to ignore the 30 women in class looking at me. In the end, I think they were just trying to make me look silly. I mean…the platypus. Whoever heard of that?"
Finally, what he knows now is don't think age when it comes to the man-woman thing.
Stamos, who romances Ellen Barkin in "The New Normal" says, "I never think about age. We just have great chemistry. I worked all last night with Ellen. We were outside and she was grabbing me and we were eating Korean food. Then, we were kissing in this scene. I just hope she doesn't get sick."
"Our first show, we were kind of cat and mousing each other. Circling each other. Finally, I said, 'What if I just grab the back of her hair and just make out.' I heard, 'That's a great idea.'
"It's the most interesting relationship. And she's not that much older than me, but who cares? She's a tiny bit older than me, but we don't talk about it. We just play it. And there is something that's fantastic when I look in her eyes."