The HFR team and our founder and Harper Collin’s author of the book, ReSYNC Your Life, and national health and fitness expert Samir Becic find it important to delve into all aspects of society and fitness. Many great American Presidents have commented on the importance of fitness to society and their own personal wellbeing. George Washington said: “Health was amongst (if not the most) precious gift of Heaven, and without it we are but little capable of business, or enjoyment.” President John F. Kennedy famously said: “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” And President George W. Bush said of the importance of fitness in America: “Exercise is so important that corporate American should help its employees make time. There should be flextime for families, and there should be flextime for exercise. A healthy workforce is a more productive workforce. We have got to do a better job of encouraging exercise in America.”
Samir has expressed why it is so important for politicians to stay fit: “The world’s leading politicians are in the public eye and have access to other powerful decision makers. They can and should use their unique position to help stop the global obesity epidemic. The men and woman on these lists deserve recognition because they are great ambassadors for a healthy lifestyle and they lead by example.”
HFR team, together with its founder Samir Becic, are the first in the world to do in-depth research about the fitness of politicians including presidential candidates, top fittest senators, governors, mayors and congresspeople.
Our methodology for creating the various politician list is as follows: We first researched all the available data on hundreds of politicians, taking into account fitness level, nutritional habits, age, their own medical issues and how they coped with them, and involvement and promotion of healthy lifestyle. Then, we did more extensive research to narrow it down to the final candidates. We used a combination of interviews, internet, library, industry literature, and HFR founder Samir Becic’s knowledge of over 20 years in athletics coupled with his recognition as one of the country’s leading health and fitness experts.
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