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BREAKING 2:30pm 5-9-08 La. Gov. Jindal Proclaims May 9-11: Fit for Life Weekend in Louisiana
Friday, May 09, 2008 11:33pm
SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER, LA (By: Tom Pace, Talk of the Town) BREAKING COMMUNITY NEWS  2:30pm 5-9-08:  Governor Bobby Jindal today officially proclaimed May 9-11, 2008 as "Fit For Life Weekend" across the state of Louisiana. 

The Governor's proclamation was read during the kick-off luncheon presented by the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco Free Living, the Shreveport Regional Sports Authority, and the Eldorado Resort and Casino. Eight-time Mr. Olympia, Lee Haney, was the guest speaker.
 
The Governor's Fit for Life Proclamation reads:

WHEREAS, over 60 percent of deaths in Louisiana are attributed to heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes, and an alarming percentage of young people are plagued with obesity; and
 
WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services reports that regular exercise and fitness activity has been shown to significantly reduce morbidity and mortality rates stemming from chronic diseases; and
 
WHEREAS, given the magnitude of the health and fitness problem facing Americans today, particularly children, it is imperative that high-level, consistent emphasis be placed on improving the health and fitness of the citizens of the State of Louisiana; and
 
WHEREAS, Fit for Life Weekend is dedicated to improving the health, fitness and wellness of all Americans; especial, the citizens of Shreveport and the State of Louisiana at large; and
 
WHEREAS, Fit for Life Weekend benefits our communities by focusing on health and fitness education, awareness and wellness opportunities for citizens of the City of Shreveport and the State of Louisiana, and
 
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Bobby Jindal, Governor of the State of Louisiana, do hereby proclaim the weekend of May 9-11, as FIT FOR LIFE WEEKEND in the State of Louisiana.

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