Let us all pray for the repose of fitness legend Jack LaLanne. Certainly some can argue that the manner in which we focus on physical fitness is tantamount to vanity, those like Mr. LaLanne show us that this is not the case.I am not certain of Mr. LaLanne’s religious or a-religious beliefs but what I am certain of is that in a world where the fortunate are way less dependent on physical labor to meet their needs, physical fitness acts as a way to combat sloth. Eating right and exercising for the purposes of maintaining the gift of life that was given to you at conception is not vanity but rather it is meeting your duty of stewardship.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, fitness guru Richard Simmons, and former “Hulk” TV star Lou Ferrigno are among those expected to speak at the service.
It is almost certain that excess in eating is the cause of almost all the diseases of the body, but its effects on the soul are even more disastrous.