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!
JEB BUSH, 61
FITNESS GRADE: B-
(Note: Previous grade was C-)
Following in his father, George H. W. Bush’s, footsteps, Jeb Bush is part of a legendary family in politics. To cope with all of the stresses of campaigning and being in the spotlight, Jeb stays calm by golfing. He recently hosted the annual AT&T Jeb Bush Florida classic which includes golfing, fishing, a beach bash and gala. To encourage health in kids, he has expanded KidsCare and MediKids, while also supporting programs to fight teen substance abuse. Jeb has made tremendous improvement in the last six months with a Paleo diet, which is based on natural foods, meats, berries and nuts. He looks slimmer and is losing weight.
Samir’s Report and Recommendations: Jeb’s brother George W. Bush made our Fittest Heads of State list which went viral worldwide and our Top 10 Fittest American Politicians list. Towering at 6-foot-3, Jeb could benefit from a weight loss plan that includes abdominal and core strength exercises. Also, it is important to note that men his age often start developing prostate issues, so I recommend he eat a very balanced diet and incorporate foods that are good for the prostate such as tomatoes, broccoli, green tea, soy beans and legumes, etc. I am glad to see Jeb is improving his nutrition and physical fitness. I hope that the low grade he received on our first report card helped motivate him to make a positive change. He is also promoting healthy lifestyle to his followers, and he is the most improved politician in this report to date. I hope he realizes this is a lifelong change, not only for the election.
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