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‘Fitness Inspiration of the Year Award’ goes to Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee

U.S. Newswire reports that Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee have received ‘Fitness Inspiration of the Year Award’ at IDEA World Fitness Convention:

“The inspiration award is presented each year to someone who has overcome considerable health challenges and now includes regular fitness activity in his or her life while providing inspiration to others. Huckabee says major health care reform is “critical to our Country’s future” and is one of his top priorities.”

The blog Mike Huckabee President 2008 writes:

“Governor Huckabee, who lost over 110 pounds by completely changing his lifestyle and eating habits, who went from “couch potato” to marathoner in just two years, and who beat back diabetes through diet and exercise, has become an inspiration to millions of Americans who are battling obesity and poor health.”

From the USA Today article ‘Governor’s healthy state’:

“Since June 2003, the 48-year-old Arkansas governor has undergone a jaw-dropping metamorphosis: He’s trimmed 105 pounds off his 5-foot, 11-inch frame. As a tale of personal transformation, that would be remarkable enough. But Huckabee isn’t satisfied with his individual accomplishment. He’s trying to turn it into a public health crusade.”

Also see Newsweeks article ‘Campaigning for a Healthier America’:

“After losing 110 pounds, Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee hopes his new book and a national initiative will inspire other Americans to slim down, too.”

Huckabee (left) and Clinton have something in common--they've both lost weight and are urging others to do the same. Spencer Platt / Getty Images

July 27, 2006 - Posted by | Fitness

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