The 2016 Fitness Race: Ted Cruz


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:



(Note: Previous grade was C)

This U.S. Senator from Texas feels the pressures of working in politics just like everyone else, but he keeps his cool by running, lifting weights, and occasionally playing basketball or tennis, according to Red Alert Politics. He also enjoys hunting in the quiet nature of Iowa.

Samir’s Report and Recommendations: Considering that it was hard for us to find information on Ted Cruz’s fitness or nutrition, it is difficult for me to give him suggestions based on information in the media. I would like for Senator Cruz to advertise physical fitness and healthy nutrition to our country because we are losing billions of dollars in unhealthy lifestyle costs. He told the Washington Post that he eats “anything with cheese on it,” which can lead to health issues such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure because copious amounts of cheese have a lot of saturated fat. In the same article, he said he hates avocados, but I recommend he start eating them or another form of healthy fat with omega-3s. It’s good that he is doing a variation of sports. I really wish, however, that he would promote a healthy lifestyle because a healthy nation is a wealthy nation.

Please read our other articles:

Fitness Report Card for 2016 Presidential Hopefuls

Health and Fitness Is a Top Issue for the 2016 Elections

Top 100 Fittest U.S. Politicians

Top 10 Fittest Governors in America

Top 10 Fittest Senators

Top 10% Fittest Congress Members

Top 10 Fittest First Ladies in the U.S.

Fittest American Politicians

Top 10 Fittest Mayors in the U.S.

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