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    Jack LaLanne who inspired television viewers to lose weight and lift weights decades before exercise hit the mainstream died Sunday afternoon of respiratory failure caused by pneumonia at age 96 at his home in Morro Bay


    http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2011/01...e-96-dies.html


    I can remember this guy being old when I was a kid. He had been on infomercials for the last decade at least hawking his juicer.

    96 is nothing to sneeze at .. must have been doing something right

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    I remember his exercise show from when I was a kid...always very upbeat and full of energy.
    This post is brought to you by the letter E and the number 9. Those are the buttons I push to get a Twix out of the candy machine.
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    • #3
      I always thought he was on speed...

      It's a big loss to the fitness world.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by garricks View Post
        I remember his exercise show from when I was a kid...always very upbeat and full of energy.
        Do you remember his dog on the show?

        He was in such great shape for 96, no dementia, not feeble, doing his juicer infomercials. Hmmm, maybe there's something to this healthy living. Nah, must've been a fluke

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        • #5
          He was in such great shape for 96, no dementia, not feeble, doing his juicer infomercials. Hmmm, maybe there's something to this healthy living. Nah, must've been a fluke -Pone

          I was thinking along the same lines then I remembered George Burns (lifelong cigar smoker, lived to about 100), Al Hirschfeld (said his only exercise was lifting a pen, lived to 98 or 99), and Sid Ceasar (several decades of alcohol and pill abuse and was, last I knew, still kicking around and pretty sharp). That made my mind easier.
          People will believe anything, which means I will believe anythingI want to start believing in things that have shapeliness and harmony.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Pone View Post
            Do you remember his dog on the show?

            He was in such great shape for 96, no dementia, not feeble, doing his juicer infomercials. Hmmm, maybe there's something to this healthy living. Nah, must've been a fluke
            vaguely...a German Shepherd?
            This post is brought to you by the letter E and the number 9. Those are the buttons I push to get a Twix out of the candy machine.
            "I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process."

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            • #7
              I think it was a white german shepard, wasn't it?

              His wife's name was Elaine, right?
              Keep Saturn in Saturnalia.

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