The 2020 Presidential election is fast approaching, and the Democratic pool is now down to 9 candidates. One of those candidates is Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg. Today, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner officially endorsed him as the National Co-Chair for the Bloomberg 2020 Infrastructure Council:
As Mayor, I know that cities are ultimately made up of two things – people and places. We need a president who knows how cities run and who will help create economic opportunity for all.— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) February 13, 2020
I am proud to announce my endorsement of @MikeBloomberg for President of the United States. pic.twitter.com/g4WgZbZ6QW
.@MikeBloomberg knows cities can go farther when leaders are responsive to concerns.— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) February 13, 2020
We cannot allow American cities to be divided into haves and have nots. We must do the hard work of overhauling our nation’s infrastructure so citizens can go about their lives more efficiently.
Health Fitness Revolution appreciates Bloomberg, who is known for being fit! He regularly plays golf and runs nearly an hour every day on a treadmill. He also limits unhealthy takeout lunches, eats a lot of salads and snacks on low-calorie popcorn. He previously made our 2014 list of the fittest Mayors in America.
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The people of Puerto Rico have been through a lot without receiving the support they need. But they are proud and resilient and will emerge even stronger after this morning’s earthquake. Sending love to the island that New Yorkers consider our 6th borough. Puerto Rico ha sufrido suficiente sin el apoyo que necesita. Pero su orgullo y resistencia los ayudará a salir adelante más fuertes que nunca tras el terremoto de hoy. Enviamos nuestro afecto a la isla, la cual los neoyorquinos consideramos el sexto condado de nuestra cuidad.
As a Mayor, Mike Bloomberg (also on our Top 15 Fittest Billionaires 2017 list) encouraged citizens of New York City to get healthy and fit with a “Make NYC Your Gym” movement. He said at the time “New York City is a great place to get healthy and keep fit — anyone can make the parks, streets and sidewalks into their own personal gym.” was known for taking extreme stances when it came to making New York City residents healthier and fitter. Bloomberg targeted unhealthy lifestyles during his 12 year run unlike any other administration before him.
He left behind a legacy of proactive measures designed to improve the health of the city’s residents: his administration built bike lanes, plastered anti-soda ads on subways, funded produce sellers, banned cigarette smoking in the workplace and made them more expensive, he reformed school meals after being horrified by what children were being fed at school, and he required restaurants to list calorie counts. From 2002 to 2009 adult smoking decreased by 27% in the city, and the life span of the average New Yorker rose by 3 years (higher than the 1.7-year national average).
His most recent fitness plan was to make elevators slower in order to encourage people to take the stairs- to well maintained rooftop urban gardens that can be used to grow “healthy foods”.