Jack LaLanne Quotes and Diabetes

Words of Wisdom From the Godfather of Fitness

Jack LaLanne's 95th Birthday Party
Jack LaLanne's 95th Birthday Party. Toby Canham / Getty Images Entertainment

Jack LaLanne, the Godfather of Fitness, passed away January 23, 2011 at the age of 96. He was a warrior against sugar, white flour and processed foods. He encouraged people to get active and become proactive about their health to stave off or improve health conditions such as Type 2 diabetes.

Here is a list of some well-known Jack LaLanne quotes or "LaLanneisms" and links to helpful information to make them a reality.

Your waistline is your lifeline

Jack LaLanne preached the importance of waist measurement long before today's health leaders pointed out that waist circumference is an indicator of health and risk. Do you know what your waist circumference should be? Read about waist circumference, BMI, and abdominal fat.

Eat right and you can't go wrong

This is especially true for people with Type 2 diabetes. Diet is the first line of defense and treatment, and it can be our most powerful tool for control. Read quick facts you should know about eating and diabetes.

What's it doing for me?

When you have diabetes, it is important to control portions, calories, fat and carbohydrates. In addition, it is good to make nutritious choices. Learn about the nutrition benefits of some common foods such as bananas, strawberries, pineapple, peaches, asparagus, almonds, and omega 3 fatty acids.

Better to wear out than rust out

It can be said with certainty that Jack LaLanne did not rust out.

At 96 he was still active, exercising hard and making headlines. Exercise improves diabetes control. Read about how exercise is a powerful tool for diabetes management.

Don't exceed the feed limit

Portion control is important for diabetes management and knowing how to eyeball portion sizes makes it much easier to control what you eat while on the run or away from home.

Learn about diabetes portion control.

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