Newly fit area lawmaker named to state health & fitness council

Last Updated on July 17th, 2014

Written by Paul Bomleny

An area state representative is being honored by the governor for his turn to a healthy lifestyle. Don Moffitt, who has lost more than 100 pounds, has been appointed a member of Governor Quinn’s Council on Health and Physical Fitness. The council encourages Illinoisans to participate more actively in health and fitness activities. Members appointed to this committee serve without pay. Moffitt says he knows first-hand how big of an impact proper nutrition and exercise can play in one’s overall health and well-being. Moffitt says it wasn’t long ago that he had sleep apnea and was becoming diabetic. He changed his lifestyle and was able to drop the medications, rid himself of sleep apnea and kick diabetes to the curb. He says he hopes to encourage others to make healthy changes, saying he knows they’re not easy but are worth it. Moffitt says some of the healthy changes he’s made include taking 10,000 steps a day, choosing water to drink, and making healthy eating choices.