During the aging process damaged/dysfunctional proteins and organelles accumulate and contribute to organ dysfunction. Luckily, there is a conserved intracellular process to reuse and recycle these dysregulated cellular components termed macroautophagy (autophagy). Unfortunately, strong evidence indicates autophagy is compromised with aging, protein quality control is jeopardized, and resultant proteotoxicity can contribute significantly to age-associated organ dysfunction. Are there interventions that can re-establish autophagic flux that is otherwise impaired with aging? With particular regard to the heart, here we review evidence that caloric-restriction, the polyamine spermidine, and the mTOR inhibitor rapamycin, even when initiated late-in-life, restore cardiomyocyte autophagy to an extent that lessens age-associated cardiac dysfunction. Cho et al. provide a physiological intervention to this list i.e., regular physical exercise initiated late-in-life boosts cardiomyocyte autophagic flux and rejuvenates cardiac function in male mice. While this study provides strong evidence for a mechanism whereby heightened physical activity can lead to improved heart health in the context of aging, (i) only male mice were studied; (ii) the intensity of exercise-training might not be suitable for all; and (iii) mice with aging-associated comorbidities were not investigated. Nonetheless, Cho et al. provide robust evidence that a low-cost and simple behavioral intervention initiated late-in-life improves cardiomyocyte autophagic flux and rejuvenates cardiac function.