Jack LaLanne dies at 96; brought fitn...

Jack LaLanne dies at 96; brought fitness to masses

There are 9 comments on the El Paso Times story from Jan 24, 2011, titled Jack LaLanne dies at 96; brought fitness to masses. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Jack LaLanne was prodding Americans to get off their couches and into the gym decades before it was cool.

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Radio Guy

AOL

#1 Jan 24, 2011
... and and and... Now the rest of the story: When Jack LaLanne became a vegetarian he was told by the studios and others to keep quiet about it so his career and their TV shows would continue, for if he announced that he was a vegetarian he and they would loose audience, in those days, because the back yard Bar-B-Que and eating of dead flesh was what all the macho "He-men" were eating.
Until recently, he keep pretty much quiet about his healthy vegetarian lifestyle that got him to age 96 and only mentioned exercise on TV.
He did promote a juicer on TV to get people to eat more raw fruit and foods without saying the "V word".
If he mentioned the "V word" (vegetarian) it would kill sales, as the majority was still eating the dead as fast as zombies, and the cooked and uncooked raw blood ( rare steaks ).
And we all know that "Eating the Dead" and raw blood was consuming all the tranquilizers, all the animal and vet induced injections that the animals get, goes into the consumer of the dead animals.
And we all know that "Whatever we eat or drink affects our bodies."
Glad he lived to age 96!
He has helped so many people.
Rudy

El Paso, TX

#2 Jan 24, 2011
This is all too shocking and so very, very sad. I didn't even realize he was sick and now he's gone. Such a tragedy and it really makes you think.
Tonto

AOL

#3 Jan 24, 2011
the powerful meat industry sued Oprah Winfrey when she announced on tv that she would not eat another hamburger.
Thats right Kemo Sabe.
very powerful, meat lobby is.
Tonto

AOL

#4 Jan 24, 2011
Jack Lalanne died from phenomena,
and not just Old Age.
Tonto

AOL

#5 Jan 24, 2011
Lalanne died from pneumonia.

(I can't spell)
Former City Employee

El Paso, TX

#7 Jan 24, 2011
Awesome person, LaLanne set such a good example for people. We don’t have too many people like him anymore. Its great he lived a long and relatively healthy life, and in my opinion weight training is the fountain of youth, just look what it did for Mr. LaLanne. Life expectancy for males in the U.S. is about 75 and he lived 21 years longer. Yes some people can live to be 75 or older without exercising but I can guarantee that those people did not have a great quality of life as LaLanne did because they had some health condition (i.e. diabetes, arthritis etc) or are in pain and have to take pain medication.
Sky King

AOL

#8 Jan 24, 2011
shouldnt we all try to live long and healthy lives so we get more of our Social Security back?
The government has a vested interest in everyone to die early, so the goverment can use the money they paid into Social Security for something else.
Get your money's worth... live long and healthy.

The government would be most pleased if everyone would just die at age 65. That's why cigarettes and alcohol are legal.
Elbebado

Oakland, CA

#9 Jan 24, 2011
Jack LaLanne was a very strong and healthy man. He ate healthy food and exercised all his life. I admire him, but I wonder whether he would have lived just as long without that regimen. His older brother, who died a few years ago lived to 96 also. From what I know, his brother was not a vegetarian nor a "health nut". It just might be the genes. My father lived to 97 and stopped heavy work when he was 55. My mother lived to 96 and never exercised at all. As for food, they ate an omnivorous diet.
Hank

El Paso, TX

#10 Jan 24, 2011
Elbebado wrote:
Jack LaLanne was a very strong and healthy man. He ate healthy food and exercised all his life. I admire him, but I wonder whether he would have lived just as long without that regimen. His older brother, who died a few years ago lived to 96 also. From what I know, his brother was not a vegetarian nor a "health nut". It just might be the genes. My father lived to 97 and stopped heavy work when he was 55. My mother lived to 96 and never exercised at all. As for food, they ate an omnivorous diet.
My father ate an omnibus diet too but he croaked at the age of 62. My grandfather, however, ate a red plum for breakfast every morning and walked around the block once per week and lived to be 98 and was in tip top shape. He actually died in the middle of a sex act with a 55 year old woman, which may sound gross to all of us but was quite a feat for someone his age. Imagine pulling someone 40 years younger! He was quite the super stud.

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