Monday, January 24, 2011

Jack LaLanne Dies At 96

I remember when I was a REALLY little kid watching the one and only Jack LaLanne preach to all of us (well, not to me...I was too young) the benefits of exercise and good nutrition. It worked for him until the age of 96. This is part of the news bulb addressing his death...

LOS ANGELES -- "Jack LaLanne, the fitness guru who inspired television viewers to trim down, eat well and pump iron for decades before diet and exercise became a national obsession, died Sunday. He was 96. LaLanne died of respiratory failure due to pneumonia Sunday afternoon at his home in Morro Bay on California's central coast, his longtime agent Rick Hersh said. Lalanne ate healthy and exercised every day of his life up until the end, Hersh said.
"I have not only lost my husband and a great American icon, but the best friend and most loving partner anyone could ever hope for," Elaine LaLanne, Lalanne's wife of 51 years and a frequent partner in his television appearances, said in a written statement."

Thanks Jack. You helped SO many people stay fit while smiling with you. Rest in peace. Click on the title of this post for the entire
article. Sports, namely baseball, will be back here soon. That's a promise.

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