Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together and you've got a kingdom.

— Jack LaLanne

The most cheerful Jack LaLanne quotes that will add value to your life

Your muscles know nothing. It's your brain. Exercise is something you've got to do the rest of your life. It's a lifestyle. Dying is easy. Living is a pain in the neck. You've got to work at it.

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You see, you don't get old from age, you get old from inactivity, from not believing in something.

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Physical fitness takes commitment to exercise just as it requires good nutrition. But it doesn't have to be painful. Just the opposite: Vigorous exercise actually is stimulating. It boosts your energy levels, invigorates your mind, and just feels good afterward. The hardest part, of course, is getting started.

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Most people, when they reach a certain age, let down and talk about what they used to do. Well, who gives a damn about what you used to do? It's what you're doing now.

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There is no fountain of youth, What you put into your body is what you get out of it. You would not feed your dog a coffee and doughnut for breakfast followed by a cigarette. You will kill the damn dog.

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Everything you do in life, I don't care, good or bad - don't blame God, don't blame the devil, don't blame me, blame you. You control everything! The thoughts you think, the words you utter, the foods you eat, the exercise you do. Everything is controlled by you.

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Invest in yourself now and reap the dividends day after day after month after year.

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The most important thing in your life is your health and your body.

You can have all the education and you can have millions of dollars in the bank, but if you've got headaches every day, if you're fat and you are out of shape - what good is your money? Your health account and your bank account, build them both up!

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Never get satisfied. The minute you stop trying, you go downhill.

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Those who begin to exercise regularly and replace white flour, sugar and devitalized foods with live, organic natural foods begin to feel better immediately. Exercise is king, nutrition is queen -- put them together and you've got a kingdom.

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My goal has always been to help people help themselves.

Your body is your most priceless possession; you've go to take care of it!

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You should be proud of what you're doing, but not conceited.

If you can't be proud of yourself, you're a failure. And discipline. To do anything in life you have to have discipline. To accomplish anything, you have a goal, challenge yourself, and work until you accomplish that goal. Practice what you preach.

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About Jack LaLanne

Quotes 156 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Athlete
Birthday October 16

Better to wear out than rust out.

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By exercise. I'll tell you one thing, you don't always have to be on the go. I sit around a lot, I read a lot, and I do watch television. But I also work out for two hours every day of my life, even when I'm on the road.

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The essence of decay is inactivity.

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So many older people, they just sit around all day long and they don't get any exercise. Their muscles atrophy, and they lose their strength, their energy and vitality by inactivity.

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I believe so strongly in what I do and I practice what I preach! My Dad died at fifty - do I have to die at fifty? My Dad ate all the junk food, he wouldn't exercise - how can you tell your Dad anything? We know about nutrition and we know about exercise. There's no reason for anybody to be sick and tired, fat and out of shape - it's ridiculous!

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We know today about nutrition and we know about exercise.

There's no reason for anybody to be sick and tired, fat and out of shape -- it's ridiculous! This has got to be taught in the schools. It's got to be taught in kindergarten. That's when kids should first get the idea that the most important thing in your life is your health and your body.

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I do it as a therapy. I do it as something to keep me alive. We all need a little discipline. Exercise is my discipline.

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You've got to exercise. Your health account, your bank account, they're the same thing. The more you put in, the more you can take out.

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The spine is the lifeline. A lot of people should go to a chiropractor but they don't know it.

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Sitting around on your big fat gluteus maximus talking about the good old days.

The good old days are right this second. You've got to exercise VIG-OR-OUSLY! Life is tough. Life is a challenge. Life is a battlefield... . Life is an athletic event, and you must train for it.

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You don't have to call it God or Jesus.

That's religious humbug to a lot of people, but you've gotta believe that nature and spiritual things surround us. That is what put us here! I thank the universe for that every day of my life.

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Remember this: your body is your slave; it works for you.

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It's difficult to change overnight but if you are persistent and take one step at a time you will see results!

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I'd rather see you drink a glass of wine than a glass of milk.

So many people drink Coca-Cola and all these soft drinks with sugar. Some of these drinks have 8 or 9 teaspoons of sugar in them What's the good of living if you can't have the things that give a little enjoyment?

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One of the reasons so many people fail is they get on this treadmill for an hour or an hour and a half. That's totally unnecessary. If it's cardiovascular, you don't need more than 15 to 17 or 18 minutes if it's vigorous.

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Stay in shape. And remember, daily exercise is a must. Plan for it, and do it. The rewards will be well worth it.

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Your age is the sum total of your physical condition, the condition of your mind, and how you feel.

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Homosexuals love to look good. They're clean, neat. They're fastidious, well mannered and well educated. They like aesthetic things. They like good, firm, tight bodies. Health. They want to attract other guys. What's wrong with that? Why be slobs? You've got to be insane to suggest that because someone looks good, he must be gay. That's envy.

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There are so many health nuts out there who eat nothing but natural foods but they don't exercise and they look terrible. Then there are other people who exercise like a son-of-a-gun but eat a lot of junk... Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together and you've got a kingdom.

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You need to make good health a hobby.

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If you're tired and pooped out all the time, do you have love and compassion in your heart for your fellow man? You don't even like yourself!

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You only live once, why be miserable? Fat people are miserable -- you are carrying 50 lbs on your shoulders all day, you get a disease called "pooped-out itis". Don't tell me that they are happy with the way they look and feel. I have to be honest, that is all I have.

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Many so-called spiritual people, they overeat, drink too much, they smoke and don't exercise. But they do go to church every week and pray 'Please help my arthritis. Please help me bring up my strength, make me young again.'

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If you've got a big gut and you start doing sit-ups, you are going to get bigger because you build up the muscle. You've got to get rid of that fat! How do you get rid of fat? By changing your diet.

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You can exercise vigorously and eat junk and get by.

But you can't eat perfectly and not exercise. Look at many athletes today; they are human garbage cans. They eat anything, but they exercise so hard they burn it up. But why not exercise and put the right fuel in too?

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Yes, exercise is the catalyst. That's what makes everything happen: your digestion, your elimination, your sex life, your skin, hair, everything about you depends on circulation. And how do you increase circulation?

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Another intruder that plagues our good health is sleeplessness.

Insomnia is much like constipation in that stress or nervous tension can bring it on or aggravate it until there's almost no coping with it. That's why you find sleeping pills in so many medicine cabinets next to the laxatives.

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Everything in life that's meaningful takes effort - takes vitality.

You have to work at it. And God helps them who help themselves...help you.

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You start out with an hour on the treadmill, then another hour of lifting - hell, in two weeks you're not doing anything anymore. You gotta be reasonable.

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My top priority in life is my workout.

Regardless of what happens, I hit that gym. Even when I was in the hospital twice with serious knee operations: Right after I came out of anesthesia, there was a chin bar over my head and dumbbells. I worked out immediately.

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Focus on your problem zones, your strength, your energy, your flexibility and all the rest.

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Your waistline is your lifeline

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Probably millions of Americans got up this morning with a cup of coffee, a cigarette and a donut. No wonder they are sick and fouled up.

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People thought I was a charlatan and a nut.

The doctors were against me -- they said that working out with weights would give people heart attacks and they would lose their sex drive.

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If you can't afford a half hour three or four times a week taking care of the most priceless possession, your body, you've got to be sick. You're stupid.

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Forget about what you used to do. Don't make those same mistakes again. Everybody says, "Oh the good old days" - the good old days are right this second! This moment controls the next moment.

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Go on, have a glass of wine with dinner.

What is wine, anyway? Pure grapes. A glass of wine is much better for you than a Coke.

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