- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Robert Kennedy (September 16, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1552100642
- ISBN-13: 978-1552100646
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.6 x 10.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 81 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,631 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Live Young Forever: 12 Steps to Optimum Health, Fitness and Longevity Paperback – September 16, 2009
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This 288 page soft cover book (Live Young Forever: 12 steps to optimum health, fitness and longevity by Jack LaLanne) was the last one he wrote before he died. I purchased this book for a bargain price on Amazon and found this text to be fantastic. It covers the personal total fitness program he has followed all his life. It is also filled with great photographs of Jack LaLanne and I love the clear drawings of the numerous exercises shown in this book. This text is organized into sixteen chapters. There is a foreword by Robert Kennedy and a brief introduction.
The sixteen chapters cover the following areas: (1) “Early craziness” details his life and how he changed his life style and became a fitness expert. (2) “His plan for you” is explained in this section. (3) He tells how we all are “far from perfect” in this chapter. The remaining chapters cover: Motivation, step 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 and my wish for you.
The information in this text is timeless. The program is simple and easy to follow if you are into physical fitness and healthy eating. If you are seeking a practical and effective approach to total health and fitness you should check out this book.
Rating: 5 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Tactical Principles of the most effective combative systems).
It's all here, the wisdom of 95 years from a fitness enthusiast who is as enthusiastic as ever. Why don't people listen? Actually, they do. LaLanne's influence reaches back for six, seven, maybe even eight decades. As Robert Kennedy says in the foreword, the term "jacked-up" for someone who is super-fit, and the common use of "jumping jack" (which goes by various names across the world) both are attributable to LaLanne. He invented many weight devices, including the popular Smith machine, long before resistance weight training was universally recommended for people of all ages.
You will not find anything in this book strange or mysterious; no talk of muscle-confusion or how to shed 20 pounds in a few short weeks. LaLanne tells you how to change YOUR life for YOUR benefit. And he keeps on and on, writing about YOU over and over until, he hopes, YOU realize that these truths also apply to YOU. Clearly this person sincerely cares about his fellow human beings.
The man is a national treasure, and this book is filled with his characteristic humor and honesty. One gets the impression the writer is not only obsessed with his own physical conditioning (yes, even at 95), he REALLY wants YOU to get on the bandwagon as well.