America's fitness pioneer dies

Jack Lalanne used television to help popularise strength training and healthy eating habits.

    Jack Lalanne, a pioneer of the physical fitness movement in the US, has died at the age of 96. Over half a century, Lalanne helped popularise strength training and healthy eating habits.

    He became a TV fixture starting in the 1950s, preaching the benefits of exercise and healthy eating. Tom Ackerman looks back at the life of America's godfather of fitness and popular television host.

    SOURCE: Aljazeera


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