|Sanderson appointed to fitness council |
|Posted: Thursday, April 4, 2013 9:26 pm |
State Rep. Bill Sanderson, R-Kenton, has been reappointed to the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness.
He was reappointed by House Speaker Beth Harwell.
The Tennessee Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Health was created to address the health and fitness needs of all Tennesseans through the promotion of healthy lifestyles.
The council recognizes that to be successful in affecting a change in the lifestyle habits of Tennesseans, a cooperative effort will be required of government agencies, businesses, communities and individuals that share the goal of enhancing the quality of life in Tennessee through the promotion of healthy lifestyles, according to a state news release.
Sanderson is an avid runner and has competed in numerous full and half marathons throughout the United States.
“I am so honored to be the only member from the House of Representatives chosen to be a part of the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Health,” Sanderson said. “I always have been a believer that in order to be successful in life you must maintain a healthy lifestyle and that means maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Right now our state is facing some major problems paying for TennCare and other services whose costs are directly related to the health and wellness of our fellow Tennesseans and I look forward to being a part of the solution.
Speaker Harwell said she was “confident Representative Sanderson would perform the duties of office with the high standard of professionalism, dedication and integrity that the citizens of Tennessee deserve and expect of their public servants.”
The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Health maintains a website at http://health.state.tn.us/governorscouncil/.
Published in The Messenger 4.4.13