A guy who goes by the nickname of Duff posted a link to an old Jack LaLanne video on John Peterson’s Transformetrics forum. This film was probably made back in the 1960s or 1970s.
Jack LaLanne is 94 years old and still works out daily. When he was 70 (close to the same age as me), LaLanne swam 1.5 miles (2.4 km) towing 70 boats with 70 people all the way. During the performance of this feat, he was handcuffed and shackled. He performed this amazing feat in strong winds and strong currents in the Long Beach Harbor. I remember it being headlines in the local paper.
LaLanne has been a fitness guru and exercise advocate for many years, and I remember watching his exercise program in the early morning during the 1950s.
While I don’t agree with much of what LaLanne says, I greatly admire him, and I suspect what he says about too much highly-refined sugar in the diet is true.
For one thing, there is a strong statistical correlation between impaired glucose tolerance and type 2 diabetes, and excessive refined sugar intake may well be a contributing factor. It kills me when I see overweight and flabby-looking young teens walking out of the local convenience store with liter-sized beverages that have to contain hugely excessive quantities of highly-refined sugar, along with other risky substances. Excess sugar also has a lot to do with overweight, another diabetes risk factor.
Anyhow, check out this video and see how dynamic Jack LaLanne is. And thanks to Duff for finding and posting it where I’d notice it.