Jack LaLanne quotes

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

    #Sports #Queens #Kings

  • 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.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Dog #Coffee #Breakfast

  • 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.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Motivational #Fitness #Exercise

  • 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.'
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Spiritual #Fitness #Exercise

  • Remember this: your body is your slave; it works for you.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Motivational Workout #Exercise #Bad Ass

  • People don't die of old age, they die of neglect.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #People #Age #Neglect

  • The food you eat today is walking and talking tomorrow.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Talking #Today #Tomorrow

  • 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.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Motivational #Exercise #Discipline

  • 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.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Wine #Glasses #Goes On

  • It's a lifestyle, it's something you do the rest of your life," LaLanne said. "How long are you going to keep breathing? How long do you keep eating? You just do it.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Art #Breathing #Long

  • Anything in life is possible, if you make it happen.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Life Is

  • 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.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Good Morning #Coffee #Sick

  • 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.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Thank You #Spiritual #Religious

  • Exercise is your king, and nutrition is your queen. Together they create your fitness kingdom.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Kings #Queens #Exercise

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

    #People #Should #Spine

  • We don't know all the answers. If we knew all the answers we'd be bored, wouldn't we? We keep looking, searching, trying to get more knowledge.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Sports #Ghouls #Bored

  • The only way you get that fat off is to eat less and exercise more.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Exercise #Way #Fats

  • 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!
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Fitness Motivational #Goal #People

  • 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.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Sex #Heart #Doctors

  • Eat right and you can’t go wrong.
    -- Jack LaLanne

  • 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.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Kings #Queens #Exercise

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

    #Steps #One Step At A Time #Results

  • Please help my arthritis. Please help me bring up my strength, make me young again.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Helping #Help Me #Arthritis

  • I can't afford to die. It would wreck my image.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Wrecks

  • 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.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Sports #Bigs #Bigger

  • 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.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Exercise #Bank Accounts #Accounts

  • The only way you can hurt your body is if you don't use it
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Hurt #Use #Body

  • I train like I'm training for the Olympics or for a Mr. America contest, the way I've always trained my whole life. You see, life is a battlefield. Life is survival of the fittest... How many healthy people do you know? How many happy people do you know? Think about it. People work at dying, they don't work at living. My workout is my obligation to life. It's my tranquilizer. It's part of the way I tell the truth--and telling the truth is what's kept me going all these years.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Workout #Thinking #Years

  • Your waistline is your lifeline
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Lifelines

  • Better to wear out than rust out.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Rust

  • Ten seconds on the lips and a lifetime on the hips.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Lips #Hips #Lifetime

  • You put junk in, junk comes out. You put good in, good comes out.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Junk

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

    #Mind #Age #How You Feel

  • If man made it, don't eat it.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Health #Men #Made

  • Do you know how many calories are in butter and cheese and ice cream? Would you get your dog up in the morning for a cup of coffee and a donut?
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Motivational #Good Morning #Dog

  • If you want to change somebody, don't preach to him. Set an example and shut up.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Example #Want #Shut Up

  • How do you build up your bank account? By putting something in it everyday.Your health account is no different. What I do today, I am wearing tomorrow. If I put inferior foods in my body today, I'm going to be inferior tomorrow, it's that simple.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Simple #Everyday #Different

  • You should do it against the clock. Say you are going to do 30 laps in 15 minutes. Then you try to do it each day a little faster. That is putting demands on the body, and that is how you build up. You keep up your energy instead of going downhill.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Trying #Energy #Lap

  • I never think of my age, never - I could be 20 or 100. I never think about it, I'm just me.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Thinking #Age

  • 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.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Exercise #Thinking #Devil

  • It’s not what you do some of the time that counts, it’s what you do all of the time that counts.
    -- Jack LaLanne

  • The only way you can hurt the body is not use it,
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Hurt #Use #Body

  • I can't die. It would ruin my image.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Ruins

  • The crusade is never off my mind -- the exercise I do, the food I eat, the thought I think -- all this and how I can help make my profession better-respected. To me, this one thing -- physical culture and nutrition -- is the salvation of America.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Exercise #Thinking #America

  • If it tastes good, spit it out. All those cakes and pies and candy and ice cream -- all that terrible fast food stuff! I just bought a new corvette sports car ... would I put oil in the gas tank? Would I?
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Sports #Ice Cream #Cake

  • The first thing I did when I was forty years old, I put handcuffs on and I jumped off Alcatraz prison and swam to San Francisco handcuffed. That made national publicity. Then, there were three or four years where I would do more difficult feats. Another birthday I towed a thousand pound boat across the Golden Gate. On my 65th Birthday I towed 65 boats a mile and a half in Tokyo. On my 70th Birthday I towed 70 boats with 70 people in it with my feet and hands tied a mile and a half in Long Beach.... My next Birthday I will be 93. I'm gonna tow my wife across the bathtub.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Beach #Hands #Years

  • I tell people that the scales lie. You may have played basketball and weighed 175 pounds, with a 30-inch waist, back when you were in college. And you may still weigh 175 at 55. But you probably have a 35-inch waist and you've probably lost 30 or 40 pounds of muscle -- and gained 30 or 40 pounds of fat. The tape measure doesn't lie. Get that tape measure out and put it on your hips and your waist. Keep checking it. And keep exercising and cutting those calories down until that tape measure gets close to where you were in your prime.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Basketball #Lying #Cutting

  • Virtually everything we do in life is a matter of habit. Habits make us who we are. Why not change your habits to better your life?
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Why Not #Who We Are #Matter

  • 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.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Commitment #Exercise #Opposites

  • I was going to be a singer. If I hadn't been in my profession, I was going to be an Opera singer. That's from a young kid. I had all these records from all those famous Opera singers. I wanted to be an Opera singer -- that was my whole thing and physical fitness got in the way, thank God.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Kids #Thank God #Records

  • If man makes it, I don't eat it!
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Men

  • 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.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #People #Looks #Disease

  • How do you know what's really organic? Today, there's all these impurities in the water and the air. The water for the fruits and vegetables has junk in it. If you get enough vitamins and minerals out of normal food and whole grains, and you get enough proteins and exercise (that's the key) then nature builds up a tolerance to all of these things. It's survival of the fittest. You can't have everything perfect, that's impossible, but the fit survive.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Exercise #Keys #Air

  • It's a bunch of bull! If God, or nature, or whatever you want to call it didn't want you to mix carbohydrates, starches and fats, you'd never have a grain, you'd never have a vegetable or a fruit, would you? What's in a grain? It's got carbohydrates, starches, fats, sugar. It's got everything in it. Why does nature do that? One guy says don't mix carbohydrates, and the other guy says don't mix protein with it; it's all a bunch of lard, something to sell a book. And the poor public is so confused, they don't know what to do.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Confused #Book #Vegetables

  • My Dad was overweight and unhealthy, and he died young. I wasn't going to let that happen to me.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Dad #Young #Overweight

  • Whatever you can handle, it's up to you. Pick something where you are going to do it to failure--in other words, where you can hardly do it. That's the key. So many people will just take five pound weights and do something 10 times. What are they getting out of it? Nothing! Say you are going to build up your bank account. If you put in a penny a day, it's going take a long while. It's the same with exercise--the more you put into it the more you take out.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Exercise #Keys #Long

  • Invest in yourself now and reap the dividends day after day after month after year.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Years #Months #Invest In Yourself

  • Sex has to do with imagination, so the sky is the limit. If you're not doing bodily harm, why shouldn't you do what turns you on?
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Sex #Sky #Imagination

  • Have you seen some of the crap they're selling as exercise equipment now? How about that Suzanne Somers? She should have been thrown in jail for selling the piece-of-crap Thigh Master. It just develops a little muscle on the inner thigh. What good is that?
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Exercise #Jail #Pieces

  • 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.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Stress #Sleep #Insomnia

  • 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?
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Athlete #Exercise #Junk

  • All athletes would be better if they eat better. Junk in equals Junk out.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Athlete #Junk #Would Be

  • George Burns was more athletic than you think he was. And he was a very social man--he loved people, he enjoyed life. He worked at living. Old George was a social lion, he got around and did things. That's the key right there. It starts with your brain. Some people, when they get to 60 years old have no interests anymore, have no friends left. George Burns was busy all the time doing something.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Men #Thinking #Keys

  • I see a sea of millions of people going down with their own negative thoughts, going down for the third time in this big sea of iniquity and negativity.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Sea #People #Negativity

  • I have one thing in my mind. How can I get people to start taking care of themselves? That's all I think about.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Thinking #People #Mind

  • I say stick with Mother Nature as much as possible.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Mother #Sticks #Mother Nature

  • Jesus, when he was on Earth, he was out there helping people, right? Why did he perform those miracles? To call attention to his profession. Why do you think I do these incredible feats ? To call attention to my profession!
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Jesus #Thinking #People

  • When I first started out, I was considered a crackpot. The doctors used to say, "Don't go to that Jack LaLanne, you'll get hemorrhoids, you won't get an erection, you women will look like men, you athletes will get muscle-bound -- this is what I had to go through.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Athlete #Men #Doctors

  • You can't separate the mind and body. It's impossible.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Mind #Body #Impossible

  • I eat 6 or 7 raw vegetables every day, 4 or 5 pieces of fresh fruit. I eat egg whites each day. If I eat bread, it has to be whole wheat. I eat brown rice. I don't eat between meals. I eat at 11 o'clock in the morning and 7 o'clock at night.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Morning #Night #Vegetables

  • The secret to a long and healthy marriage is to work at it and don't try and change each other.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Long #Healthy #Secret

  • Who puts the food in your mouth? Who goes to the bathroom for ya? You do. You came on this earth alone and you are going to leave alone. Think about it. If anything happens to Jack La Lanne good or bad, I made it happen. If anything happens to you good or bad, you made it happen -- right?
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Thinking #Mouths #Earth

  • Ask the guys who are doing serious triathlons if there are any limits to what can be done. The limit is right here. You've got to get physically fit between the ears. Muscles don't know anything. They have to be taught.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Guy #Done #Ears

  • Twelve to seventeen minutes is plenty on the treadmill--if it's done fast. That's all you need for cardiovascular benefit. You don't need to spend that extra time unless you are over weight and you need to burn off extra calories. Do it vigorously, like somebody is chasing you. You've got to do it hard. Otherwise, if you just take it easy and do it longer, you are spending all that time when you don't need it. Use that extra time with your weights instead.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Twelve #Needs #Use

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

    #Exercise #Shapes #Rewards

  • Maybe 50 or 60 percent of all divorces are predicated on someone's being physically unfit. Who wants to live with negativism? Love goes out the window.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Divorce #Want #Window

  • If you lose a couple of inches off your stomach, your business down there will look a lot longer.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Couple #Looks #Inches

  • 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.
    -- Jack LaLanne

    #Tired #School #Kids