Jack Lalanne is a fitness legend. He has preached health and fitness since the 50s. He has had the longest running television show on exercise called the “Jack Lalanne Show”. He has walked the talk. At an age of 95, he still exercises daily and has more zest than a 20-year-old.
We should actually pay very close attention to the nuggets of advise that comes from him. He is living proof that his plan for a healthy life has worked beyond a doubt.
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Jack Lalanne 10 Point Plan for a Healthy Life
Here are the 10 points that Jack Lalanne sees as important for a healthy, happy and fulfilling life.
- Adequate exercise
- Healthy nutrition
- Positive thinking
- Cultivate good habits
- Groom yourself well
- Have an erect posture
- Help others
- Find time to relax
- Never lose faith
It’s amazing how holistic these points are.
Exercise is King
Jack Lalanne makes exercise the centerpiece of a healthy life. He exercises up to 2 hours a day, every day even at the age of 95. A lot of people feel that they should go easy and reduce the amount of exercise as they age. Jack Lalanne has never slowed down. As you age, you are going to need to focus even more on exercise. The aging process robs you of your muscle and reduces your bone density. You have to fight to keep your muscles and keep your bones strong. Exercise has tremendous health benefits.
Nutrition is Queen
Jack Lalanne always says that exercise is king and nutrition is queen. Together you have the entire kingdom. Instilling healthy eating habits is essential for a long and healthy life.
Who can doubt the beneficial effects of positive thinking. We are what we think about the entire day.
Cultivating good habits should be a life long effort. Cultivating habits is like tending to a garden. If you do put effort into taking care of the garden, weeds will be the main growth in it. Habits are the same. You have to watch over and keep up the positive habits.
Have a look at the video to hear the god father of fitness elaborate on these points.