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G-Man
10-01-2009, 12:02 PM
I guess no one can be sure but i am wandering at what time in Elvis's life was he the most healthiest? I would say maybe in the 1950's through the 1960's. Elvis didn't like most of his movies but he always seemed to laugh and smile alot during his movie days. He looked healthy in the 1968 Comebackspecial But i would love to hear anyone elses opinions. Take care all Elvis fans Gerald!!

cibetty
10-01-2009, 12:12 PM
I would mention three years, in 1968-69 and in 1970 in my opinion. Especially in 1970. I think he was so energetic, like never before and he was on the top physically.

Getlo
10-01-2009, 12:17 PM
1968-1970, no question.

Neither before nor after was he as active, aware and healthy.

Neverending
10-01-2009, 12:18 PM
I think during his Army years and later from 69 till 71

Lisarose
10-01-2009, 01:54 PM
I'd dare say in the Army - regular hours, regular meals and regular excercise. Too bad he didn't retain the habits - he only retained the bad habits. Just my opinion!

elvispresleytheking
10-01-2009, 03:01 PM
68 through 70, definitely

Elisabeth
10-01-2009, 05:12 PM
1968 - 1971.

Polk-Salad-Annie
10-01-2009, 05:19 PM
1968-1970, no question.
Same goes for me.

Diane
10-01-2009, 05:40 PM
1968-1970, no question.

Neither before nor after was he as active, aware and healthy.


I agree!(y)


Diane

beckelvis
10-01-2009, 05:59 PM
1968-1970, no question.

Neither before nor after was he as active, aware and healthy.
I Agree With you(y)(y)(y)

Raised on Rock
10-01-2009, 06:16 PM
I believe as most that around mid '68 though fall '70 Elvis was in his top physical shape, but also mentally sharp.

Now from '59 through fall '60, well the army for sure put the guy in shape, and he managed to keep it up through his first year after discharge, but mentally those were actually pretty troubled times so...

1962 he looked pretty good physical too (Girls Girls Girls, It Happened At the Worlds Fair), yet he seemed kind of moody around that times, also that's the year he started to realize he was being scammed by those people in Hollywood, so he might not have been feeling that good mentally, who knows.

The 50's, he was so happy and healthy, but he was all baby fat.

debtdbruno
10-01-2009, 08:09 PM
1968-1970, no question.

Neither before nor after was he as active, aware and healthy.

I'm with you there Getlo(y)(y)(y)(y)(y)

Brian
10-01-2009, 10:42 PM
I think it was when Elvis was in the army or had just gotten out of the army.

cbg84
10-01-2009, 10:56 PM
Most of the 50's-72. Off and on no one is healthy all them time. But the most healthy I would have to say 1968-1971.

Laura Harrell
10-01-2009, 11:16 PM
1968-1970 for sure!!!

Jungleroom76
10-02-2009, 01:18 AM
1968-1970, no question.

Neither before nor after was he as active, aware and healthy.

Absolutely right Getlo!!! :notworthy

TCB!
Mike

May
10-02-2009, 12:21 PM
I think during his Army years and later from 69 till 71

Yes definitely his army years and late 60's/1970

SleepyJack
10-02-2009, 02:46 PM
Definitely 1968-1970.

EnigmaticSun
10-02-2009, 06:40 PM
Sometimes - in 1970 - his face looked a bit pale or unnatural. Some of the things leading to his later weaknesses must have been present or what?!

In '69 he was really thin as a rake - don't think he should have lost more weight. He looked virtually athletic!

It's weird how his body disintegrated later in the 70's..

john carpenter
10-02-2009, 07:08 PM
I'd dare say in the Army - regular hours, regular meals and regular excercise. Too bad he didn't retain the habits - he only retained the bad habits. Just my opinion! I totally agree Lisa(y)

May
10-02-2009, 07:17 PM
Sometimes - in 1970 - his face looked a bit pale or unnatural. Some of the things leading to his later weaknesses must have been present or what?!

In '69 he was really thin as a rake - don't think he should have lost more weight. He looked virtually athletic!

It's weird how his body disintegrated later in the 70's..

You have a point there. He dieted loads to make sure he was slim for the 68 Special. He probably couldnt keep it up, and therefore probably wasnt that healthy during that time:hmm::)

debtdbruno
10-02-2009, 07:52 PM
He went on some weird diets to combat the bad 'Southern' cooking he liked.

May
10-02-2009, 07:54 PM
I can empathise with him. Ive been on some odd diets in my time........and I can understand the gorging on southern food........yummmmmmy

debtdbruno
10-02-2009, 07:59 PM
.......It's that 'Living up to an Image'.........as he said it was difficult

Hominuk
10-02-2009, 10:42 PM
I would mention three years, in 1968-69 and in 1970 in my opinion. Especially in 1970. I think he was so energetic, like never before and he was on the top physically.

I agree....he was so beautiful during this time....almost inhumanly beautiful!

Unchained Melody
10-02-2009, 11:15 PM
1935-1954 :hmm:

DIAMOND1871
10-02-2009, 11:37 PM
68-70 he looked great!!!!!!!!!

LISY
10-03-2009, 08:01 AM
I don't think he ever lived a healthy lifestyle, his parents were poor but they would feed him the best they had, which was probaly not nutritious as we understand today and set him up for for bad eating habits in later life, and I think in the army as Lisa said he was provided with some nutritious food and good exercise then, but that's also when he discovered the glorious effects of uppers as well so I wouldn't say that was a totally healthy time, and I don't think just because he looked great(and he DID look great) in 69/70 that it was because he was healthy, I don't think the strict diet, salt pills and uppers would have made him any healthier than any other time, just made him lose weight and while attractive not necessarily healthy...

debtdbruno
10-03-2009, 06:11 PM
I don't think he ever lived a healthy lifestyle, his parents were poor but they would feed him the best they had, which was probaly not nutritious as we understand today and set him up for for bad eating habits in later life, and I think in the army as Lisa said he was provided with some nutritious food and good exercise then, but that's also when he discovered the glorious effects of uppers as well so I wouldn't say that was a totally healthy time, and I don't think just because he looked great(and he DID look great) in 69/70 that it was because he was healthy, I don't think the strict diet, salt pills and uppers would have made him any healthier than any other time, just made him lose weight and while attractive not necessarily healthy...

I think that's a good way to put it...........he might have looked healthy, didn't mean he was on the inside

riley
10-04-2009, 04:10 PM
i think he looked perfect till 1971

Jumpsuit Junkie
10-04-2009, 07:12 PM
A little breakdown:-

looked good..

1956-60 youthful, touring and army life. Youth can carry you through most things in life, even poor eating and taking uppers and downers.

1960-67 there are some good years and bad years here. The early 60's Elvis seemed to be able to control his diet, however you only have to look at Paradise Hawaiian Style to see that Elvis was run down and out of shape.

1968- 70 re-focussed full of drive and energy, happy in his work which reflected his appearance but was he healthy....

1971-73 still on the better side of the 70's although the medication problems had become evident he could still keep it together, 1972 was such an up and down year, he could look great at MSG and other times puffy and sluggish as seen in some of the footage of Elvis On Tour! 1973 started off well and he looked great in AFH but internally I bet he wasn't.

I suppose his health would have been best in the late 50's early 60's :hmm:

debtdbruno
10-04-2009, 10:27 PM
I think that's a pretty good summation there JJ