17 December 2005

Jack LaLanne

A while back I got on a jag of reading about Jack LaLanne. I've always been fascinated by people who ignored the typical conventions about performance, including about what appropriate performance is for a given chronological age.

In the case of LaLanne, this could be seen as extremely forward-looking for me, since he's sixty years older than I am. Then again, I'm far from the shape he was in at my age, and I'm sure my diet would appal him.

Links to LaLanne articles:

From Reader's Digest, 2003 -- "Jumping Jacks for Jack LaLanne . . ."

From Outside magazine, 1995 -- "Jack LaLanne Is Still an Animal"

Long interview on LaLanne's approach to nutrition.

Wikipedia entry.

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