The 2016 Presidential election might be more than a year away, but the next presidential hopefuls are already coming to the forefront. The President of the U.S. is not only the leader of the free democratic world, but also an example to us, our children, and indeed the rest of the world. Because of this, presidents have a moral and ethical responsibility to serve as a good example – and this extends to the way they live their lives as well.
“The president’s job is a very stressful one that requires him or her to be on duty 24/7. The stress that they are exposed to can affect their health so drastically that if they don’t maintain a healthy lifestyle, they can be subjected to any number of chronic illnesses – both physical and mental,” said HFR Founder Samir Becic. We are noticing an increase in healthy and fit heads of state in other countries who are becoming dominant world leaders. With this article we hope to make sure that our future president is healthy and fit in order to improve this country, so that it can continue to be a dominant force in the world for decades to come.
“Our future president will have much more competition than the previous presidents because of where the modern world is heading – and against other leaders whose views differ, such as Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.” – Samir Becic
With this being said, HFR is politically neutral and not affiliated with any political party.
Here at Health Fitness Revolution, we did a combination of research on each of these politicians through various interviews, internet sources, library, industry literature and videos. This project was led by HFR founder Samir Becic, who is a leader in the industry and has knowledge and experience of over two decades as a health and fitness professional, coupled with his experience as a four-time No. 1 Fitness Trainer in the World.
Hopefully this motivates these presidential hopefuls to improve their nutrition, fitness and advocacy about healthy lifestyle in the next couple years – who knows, maybe in our next report card, we can give them all A’s! This list is ranked in alphabetical order and frequently updated:
Amy Klobuchar, 54
Fitness Grade: C+
(Note: Previous grade was B-)
Amy Klobuchar has set nutrition standards for all food sold in schools. She is an advocate of promoting healthy lifestyles and ensuring that she does her part in promoting health. While having a passion for promoting health, she also loves cycling and as a junior at Yale, went with her father on an 1,100-mile (100 miles a day) bike ride from Minneapolis to the Grand Tetons.
Samir’s Report and Recommendations: Because we couldn’t find much data on her current workouts, my recommendation to Amy Klobuchar is to continue with as many athletic activities as she had in her college days. Women over 50 need to start checking their bone density and can do strength training in order to prevent osteoporosis. Eating a balanced diet high in magnesium, calcium, potassium, Vitamins D&C will also help. I also hope that Amy will begin promoting her healthy lifestyle to her constituents.
Update: I still do not see additional effort from Amy on her own physical fitness, therefore her grade has dropped.
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