Lalanne ate healthy and exercised every day of his life up until the end, his agent said.
His advice is timeless:
- “The only way you can hurt the body is not use it,”
- “Inactivity is the killer and, remember, it’s never too late.”æ
- “I never think of my age, never. I could be 20 or 100. I never think about it, I’m just me.”æ
- Of his fitness regiment he said – “It’s a lifestyle, it’s something you do the rest of your life.”
At 43, he performed more than 1,000 push-ups in 23 minutes on the show “You Asked For It.”
At 60, he swam from Alcatraz Island to Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco – handcuffed, shackled and towing a boat.
Ten years later, he performed a similar feat in Long Beach harbor.
Rest well Jack. And for the rest of us let’s heed his advice.