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Hello and welcome to my website. I am a British-born, naturalized American, living in California. Based in Los Angeles, I work as a correspondent for BBC television, radio and digital outlets, covering everything from US politics and world affairs to technology, natural disasters and Hollywood. I also host the Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast. My special interest is the science of human longevity - food, fasting, exercise and long-term health. All views expressed reflect my personal experiences. I advise anyone considering adopting a new diet or fitness regime to first consult with their doctor. Links on this site are to my personal portfolio of audio, video and text. Copyright of broadcast works remain with the BBC and LLAMA podcast content with Healthspan Media LLC. Thanks for the visit!

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Farewell to a fitness guru

America has lost one of its most respected pioneers in the world of health and fitness. According to his blog "Jack LaLanne died of respiratory failure due to pneumonia Sunday afternoon at his home in Morro Bay on California’s Central Coast." There have been many tributes: "Jack was literally an apostle for fitness, and his gospel inspired billions all over the world to live healthier lives," said Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Rachel Cosgrove, owner of Results Fitness and author of The Female Body Breakthrough, pays tribute to LaLanne on BBC 5 Live's Up All Night at 2030PST Monday/0430GMT Tuesday.

"He was really ahead of his time, when it came to what he was preaching," says Rachel. "He was one of the first people to recommend weight training for women and athletes."

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