HFR magazine is the first to rank US Politicians (mayors, senators, congresspeople, governors) on health and fitness annually. Countless national media are using our lists and reporting the information throughout the United States. We make new lists every year because we feel that it’s important that our politicians showcase healthy lifestyles themselves in addition to promoting it within their communities.
HFR founder Samir Becic aims to use this list to alert other mayors to be more physically fit and active in order the represent their cities in the best light. Samir believes in Mayor Turner and his determination to make Houston one of the healthiest cities in US. “By becoming a healthier and fitter city, Houston will save hundreds of millions of dollars, corporations will be more productive, and our children will be healthier throughout their lives so that they can become the leaders of the future. I believe that Houston can compete with New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago faster than anyone thinks possible” says Becic. The wealth and prosperity of a nation is dependent on the health and physicality of its people. “Every politician in the United States who is physically fit and promotes a healthy lifestyle in order to improve the future of our children has my vote, regardless of party” adds Becic.
We’ve been researching hard over the past couple months and have narrowed our list down to 100 Mayors. We went through all the available data on both currently incumbent and recently out of office mayors. Being a Houston-based organization, we are especially happy and proud to say the Mayor Sylvester Turner- who earlier this year gave us an exclusive interview– has made it into the Top 100! We know that Turner’s GO Healthy Houston initiative will have more success than the health projects from previous Mayors who failed to remove Houston from the ominous “Fattest Cities in America” list.
Over the next few weeks we will narrow down our Fittest Mayors search to 50, 25, and then finally 10- stay tuned!