Sad news today out of Los Angeles that fitness guru Jack LaLanne — who inspired millions of TV viewers to get off the couch and get fit — died Sunday at the age of 96.
Of course we mourn LaLanne, while at the same time applauding his longevity and commitment to a life of health and wellness. He famously worked out every day and performed several remarkable fitness feats, including doing more than 1,000 pushups in 23 minutes and swimming the nearly 1.3 miles between San Francisco’s Alcatraz Island and Fisherman’s Wharf — the latter at the ripe age of 60.
And while it’s not reasonable for many of us to follow LaLanne’s exact footsteps, we certainly can follow his example.
So, today in honor of LaLanne, get up and exercise a little more and eat a little better. It could be the start of a new lifestyle for some of us, or just a positive reinforcement of a current one for others.
Wherever you are on the fitness spectrum, everyone can do 20 minutes. Click here for a sample 20-minute workout, and share your thoughts in the comments about LaLanne or ways we can spread his wellness message in our personal and professional lives.
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