Maks Chmerkovskiy News: Former 'DWTS' Pro Striving To Be Active At Age 120? [VIDEO]

Maks Chmerkovskiy is a firm believer in taking care of your body, as the former Dancing With the Stars pro wants to live to a very old age.

Chmerkovskiy, who is currently on a nationwide dancing tour with his brother Val Chmerkovskiy, recently delved into his dedication to treating his body with respect.

"I truly believe I can make it to 120 and I want it to be an active and vibrant 120," the 36-year-old dancer told Broadway World. "It's not just about quantity of life, but quality of life. This lifestyle is what allows me to even consider a 45-city tour at my age. Also, I want to be able to play basketball with my kids when they're teenagers and still kick their butt - I don't want to be an old dad."

Maks spoke about the idea of "making friends" with his body, adding, "If I get out of its way, and help it do its thing by giving it the right nutrients, it will take care of me in return. It will reward me. It will just live. Yeah, things come to an end - but they don't have to degrade by the time you're 60."

Discussing some of the "secrets" he knows about keeping his body healthy, he listed learning about important nutrients, finding alternatives to wheat, sugar and corn and investing in healthy food now to prevent expensive doctor bills later on in life.

"Try eating real foods, not chemically engineered foods made in a laboratory," Maks advised. "You'll quickly see that this is what the body wants and needs. And you don't have to live on lettuce like a rabbit - there are so many fresh, natural, delicious foods out there that you'll never feel bored or deprived."

It remains to be seen if Maks will ever return to dance as a pro on Dancing With the Stars, but it's probable that he will return at some point as a guest judge, as he has done a few times since leaving after season 18.

Check out Maks and Val's tour website to see if they are coming to a location near you this summer.

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