LEARN WHY Jack Lalanne swimming Alcatraz was far more than a thrilling fitness stunt, and discover how his passion is a direct link to happiness.
I want to tell you why passion is a direct link to happiness and explain how you can maximise that happiness quotient by being strong, fit and muscular.
A great example and role model of a life lived to the max, was Jack Lalanne.
For those that don't know, Jack was a human dynamo and the original poster boy for physical fitness. His passion shone through in all that he did, including swims from Alcatraz Island to Fisherman's Wharf in handcuffs while tugging a 1,000-pound boat!
Pumping iron well into his 90s, Jack refused to let age slow him down. Which is why, if you're looking to kickstart your New Year, you would do well to follow dynamo Jack's lead.
So what's the best way to make this happen?
Relax, you don't have to go tugging any boats in handcuffs. The answer is way simpler than that.
Your #1 way to kickstart your New Year starts with daily exercise.
And that's the true key to looking and feeling younger.
But don't just take my word for it. Writing in "Younger Next Year", Henry Lodge, M.D., stresses how exercise can change the signals we send to our body.
The good doctor says, "In the absence of signals to grow, your body and brain decay, and you age. So how do we keep ourselves from decaying? By changing the signals we send to our bodies. The keys to overriding the decay code are daily exercise, emotional commitment, reasonable nutrition and a real engagement with living. But it starts with exercise."
The godfather of fitness Jack Lalanne understood this completely. Making fitness his heartfelt passion, the exercise guru forged a happy and fulfilling life where his advancing years never became a burden.
We're going to be touching on this subject again during the upcoming months.
You will read how you can build a foundation of fitness with some easy-to-follow steps, and learn why resistance training is one of the primary health and wellness pillars.
Until then, check out the inspirational video below where the godfather of fitness pulls 70 boats on his 70th birthday.
Go get 'em, Jack!