Saturday, August 3, 2013

Guess who this fitness & health legend is?

By Lisa VanWilliams
He lived to the ripe age of 96 years old and he died with a hard body. He was called "the godfather of fitness" and he believed that "physical culture and nutrition - is the salvation of America."

His name was Francois Henri "Jack" LaLanne and in 1936, at the age of 21, he opened one of the nation's first gym's in California.  He believed the cause of most peoples health problems were a result of eating overly processed foods.  One of his famous quotes was "if man made it, don't eat it."

LaLanne accomplished numerous feat's throughout his lifetime, at every age.  When Jack was 54, he even beat a 21 year old Arnold Schwartzenegger at an informal bodybuilding competition. He could have escaped from Alcatraz more than once as he did the swim a few times across San Francisco Bay -the second time he did this he was 60 years old!

He's an inspiration and proof that treating your body well and living a healthy lifestyle is beneficial.

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