Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Johnson Mixes Congressional Business With Exercise

“It wasn't a particular illness or event that brought about Congressman Tim Johnson's lifestyle changes 20 or 25 years ago, just a feeling that ‘the quality of my life would be improved if I elevated my fitness to a different level.’ So he changed his diet and became more active. In turn he persuaded friends and colleagues to join him on long walks, both in Urbana and in Washington. The five-term Republican even tried to incorporate parts of his personal fitness philosophy into the national health care bill that cleared the House earlier this month. ‘Everybody agrees, no matter where you stand on the health care debate, that diet and exercise and lifestyle choices have a huge, huge...

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