When he turned 43 in 1957, Jack LaLanne performed
more than 1,000 push-ups in 23 minutes on the “You
Asked For It” television show.
At 60, he swam from Alcatraz Island to Fisherman’s
Wharf in San Francisco — handcuffed, shackled and
towing a boat.
Ten years later, at age 70, he performed a similar
feat in Long Beach harbor.
“The only way you can hurt the body is not use it,”
LaLanne said. “Inactivity is the killer and, remember,
it’s never too late.”
Jack Lalanne died on Sunday. You can read a
good obituary on him in Yahoo news at:
Jack LaLanne was easily one of the most influential
fitness enthusiasts of 20th century.
Rest in peace, Jack. Thank you for all you did.