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Live Young Forever: 12 Steps to Optimum Health, Fitness and Longevity Paperback – Sep 16 2009


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110 of 110 people found the following review helpful
Jack LaLanne: health icon Oct. 31 2009
By 2bluesky2 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Jack LaLanne's remarkable health and vitality have always been an inspiration for me. How does he do it? Can I do it? In this book has he finally put it all together so that any of us can do it? I am not sure that we all can do what he has done, but I am sure that he has told us how he did it.

In the modern style, he reduces his ideas into a 12-step program. Those steps, each the topic of a separate chapter, are:
Motivation
Stay Away From Killer Habits
Personal Care
Eating Clean
Maintain Perfect Posture
Stay Well Hydrated
Stretching
Find Some Energy
Be In A Solid Relationship
Work Out
Never Retire
Consume Plenty of Fruits and Vegetables.

Like some of the other reviewers, I found a lot of his advice to be elementary level. It was not the kind of "secrets" book I was hoping to find. My expectations were not met, but that was a problem with my expectations. In this book Jack tells you what he did - and for him it has been a great success.

If you were to categorize Jack LaLanne, you would say that he is someone who has mostly lived by the conventional wisdom - rigorously applied - and shown how you can achieve great results for yourself that way. The fact that he has no "secrets" to disclose poses a threat and challenge to all the experts and gurus who try to peddle such secrets. His message seems to be a simple one: clean living, positive attitude, whole foods diet, and regular exercise. It has worked for him.

Jack LaLanne is a very quotable guy. Here are my favorite nuggets from the book:

-There is no fountain of youth. What you put in your body is what you get out of it. (10)
-If man makes it, don't eat it. I do my best to avoid anything in a can or a box. (14)
-Anything in life is possible, and YOU make it happen. (15)
-You really can change your life. (34)
-Most of the causes of dying before one's time are avoidable. (38)
-I learned my lesson about moderation. Just because one apple is good for you, it doesn't mean that 80 apples will do 80 times as much good. (24)
-Your workouts will not exceed 30-40 minutes. And you won't do them every day of the week. (33)
-You came into this life alone and you're going to leave it alone. But in between, make the rest of your life the best of your life. (275)

Thanks, Jack LaLanne, for showing us a way to live!

*******
38 of 38 people found the following review helpful
"Godfather of Fitness" speaks! Jan. 30 2010
By Jewelry Whisperer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
We have so many great names in weight lifting and body training in the year 2010. With shows like the Biggest Loser and 250+ Television channels it is not hard for us to find a fitness guru that we can relate to and look to for inspiration. Whether it is Jillian Michaels, Billy Banks, Bob Harper, Richard Simmons or even Jane Fonda! There will only be one Godfather of Fitness and that is Jack LaLanne! He is the man that started it and is still going strong at 95 (September '09).

While I like the title of Live Young Forever...it is not my goal to be forever young but rather my goal to be healthy and around for a very long time. The Live Young Forever book covers such concepts as:

* Lose fat and tone your entire body in the fastest time
* Eat correctly to maximize longevity and lifelong health
* Beat daytime fatigue and enjoy 24-hour vitality
* Regain that waistline , hip and thigh measurement of your youth.
* Achieve an amazing level of lifelong health and fitness
* Have boundless energy every day for the rest of your days, months, years
Sleep the whole night through without suffering the annoyance of restlessness or insomnia
* Live your life to drastically reduce the risk of heart attaches, strokes or cancer

When you receive a book written my an icon of fitness and health ... you listen. This is not a man who has preached one lifestyle and lived another...you can clearly see the evidence of his belief system in fitness. 95 and still working out...that's an inspiration.
28 of 33 people found the following review helpful
Jack knows. Sept. 9 2009
By Catlover - Published on Amazon.com
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I figured if I want to live a long healthy life, who better to listen to than someone who's strong, healthy and has all his marbles at 95? Mr. LaLanne's book doesn't disappoint. He's very inspiring and I recommend his book highly.
33 of 40 people found the following review helpful
Great book! Aug. 27 2009
By Mary C. Hopkins - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a wonderful book! Jack LaLanne has written a very motivational and inspiring gotta-have book. Just received it a few days ago, and have been very impressed by its very up beat tone. So much nutritional and exercise information, as well as lots of stories from Jack's career. I like his idea that no one is beyond improving themselves through good nutrition and exercise. Just what Americans need to read and heed. Thanks Jack--you are truly an inspiration!
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Outstanding Exercise and Nutrition Information Oct. 28 2009
By John A. Gerhart - Published on Amazon.com
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I love this book and I love Jack Lalanne. I also read his previous book, 'Revitalize'. This particular book was inspiring enough for me to give it five stars in spite of the fact that a page or two was missing from my copy. I believe it was about Page 112 or 114. I don't have the book with me as I'm writing this. Nevertheless, it was at a point where Jack was writing about organic produce versus inorganic with the pesticides and herbicides, etc.

Jack, if you're reading this, please email me the missing pages and all is forgiven. By the way, I tried steam-cooking fresh fish the way you recommended in one of your TV shows and it was terrific. Keep up the good work.

John Gerhart
johngerhart@live.com


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