This weeks fitness tip we will turn over to the man and the legend, Jack LaLanne. No one has been such a fitness Guru for as long as Jack. I can remember seeing him on TV when I was a kid with his super human acts of strength. He always lived by what he preached, "good health". If a tree fell and blocked the road, not only could he move it, but afterwards he would probably juice it and drink the thing!
Jack LaLanne's Tips:
1. Pumping Iron: Back in the late 60's and 70's, lifting weights was relegated to bodybuilders. "But through his fitness clubs and TV show, he helped Americans realize that strength training isn't just about baby oil and bulging biceps, writes Self magazine." Rather, pumping iron stabilizes joints, boosts metabolism, burns more fat, and keeps you healthier, longer.
2. Eat a high-fiber diet: "What I do today, I am wearing tomorrow," LaLanne once said, reported in the article. "If I put inferior foods in my body today, I'm going to be inferior tomorrow, it's that simple."
3. Ladies too: Before Jane Fonda, LaLanne was encouraging women to the hit the gym, back when most health clubs catered only to men.
4. Challenge yourself: At age 42, LaLanne did a record 1,033 push-ups in 23 minutes. He swam while reportedly towing 10 boats carrying 77 people at 66 years old.
5. Scales are not an accurate measure of fitness: The better gauge is how your clothes fit, how strong and fit you are, and how you feel.
Thanks Jack, for always leading by example. You will always be remembered for all the good you have given the fitness industry and the people that embrace it.