When the godfather of fitness speaks, you would be well advised to listen. Take a look at the guy above. How old do you think he is? 60? 65? 70? Try 95. A 95-year old man has bigger guns and more zest for life than most 25-year olds. Jack has been exercising and living the healthy lifestyle I always preach about on here, for decades. An interesting tidbit about Jack: in one particular year, he swam from Alcatraz prison to Fisherman’s Wharf handcuffed. When asked what he intended to accomplish from such a feat, he answered, ” The warden at Alcatraz kept telling the prisoners that they could never get out alive. So I just wanted to give them hope. That you can swim away from Alcatraz alive!”
Below, Jack has laid out 10 key points to living a long and healthy life.
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.