Powerful words by the godfather of fitness Francois Henri “Jack – The Nazman” LaLanne (26 September 1914 – 23 January 2011)
I transcribed these powerful words from Jack LaLanne’s video below, this man knew many many years ago what people needed, the sad thing is, if this man spoke these powerful words that anyone can understand back then, look at how many people listened!?
Look at what state not only the USA is in, but the rest of world as well, I have travelled the world for the past 20 years, and I’ve seen Australia become more and more like the USA (which was leading in obesity when I arrived), then I moved to Asia where in Vietnam I saw fast food chains pop up left right and centre, and slowly seeing these people turn into balloons, then I moved to Thailand where I had not been for over 4 years, boy did that place change quickly, so many sedentary overweight people, and last but not least, I returned to Spain where I noticed broader hips and more bigger bellies than before.
WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW, EVEN IF YOU DON’T GIVE A SHIT …
I like to chat with you for a few moments about something that’s been on my mind for a long while. have you noticed, I know I notice it all the time, when you’re walking down the street or perhaps you’re in a street car or in a bus, you notice how the people in this great country of ours are so unhappy you don’t see very many smiling people anymore, people have lost the ability to smile. this is right, next time you walk down the street or you’re in a bus or street car you’ll see what I’m talking about, you see the people with long faces or out of condition you know, but they have everything, they have all the money in the world and all these modern conveniences. what’s the matter with the people?! well, this is what I think, people have gotten so far away from the natural way they should be living that they have lost the ability to be happy anymore. I remember a few years ago I was travelling down in south america, one of the latin countries, and I went down visiting all the different part, you know where the poor people are and the rich people, and I remember one day I took a street car ride, I was down in the poorest section, and I’ll never forget, this street car was real full, a lot of these people you know their clothes were kind of tethered and torn they didn’t have any money, a lot of them had many many children, I remember one lady in particular, she had, she wasn’t dressed very good, her dress was torn and she had this child with her, and euh she was nursing her child right on the bus, and you know what she did? She burst out singing! And everybody in the street car started to sign, I started to sing along with them, I didn’t know the words, I just humming along and everybody was smiling, everybody was happy, here are these people, they never had enough money hardly for food, they never knew what it was to have an automobile or any modern conveniences, radio or television or any of these things, not even enough clothes to wear, but they were happy! that’s the important thing about life students, to be happy, what’s the good of living, what’s the good of making a lot of money, what’s the good of having fine clothes and driving in a fancy automobile if you’re miserable all the time!? And I am convinced if you will spend just a little more time trying to eat better, eat the foods in their natural states because we’ve have gotten so for away from our natural eating habits it’s pathetic! Eat more fresh food, fresh vegetables, lean cuts of meat and another thing is to get more physical activity, because we know that this wonderful body of ours can not be functioning right, it can’t be happy and it can’t repair itself properly if you don’t give it the right amount of exercise, and we also know that if you don’t get enough exercise these states affect your mind, your mind worries, you have these tensions and frustrations that people have to much and you’re just kind of down in the dumps and your body is hanging and sagging, your face is hanging and sagging, everything is down, it’s not conducive to smiling and being happy, so please, let’s get back to where nature intended us to be, with a smile on our face and enjoying all the wonderful things that we have in this great land of ours, lets appreciate it twenty four hours a day, I’m going to help you help yourself, come on!
Share this in honour of Jack and the hope that more people will listen to his wise words.