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After losing 100 pounds, it seems fit that Illinois State Representative Don Moffitt (R-Gilson) has been appointed as a member of Governor Quinn's Council on Health and Physical Fitness. The Council is charged with encouraging Illinois citizens to participate more actively in health and fitness activities. Members appointed to this committee serve without pay.

In a news release, Moffitt said, "It was not long ago that I had sleep apnea and was becoming diabetic. Changing my lifestyle allowed me to be phased off medications, rid myself of sleep apnea and kick diabetes to the curb."

He says he hopes to share his experiences and hopefully encourage others to do the same.

In 2012, Governor Pat Quinn created the Governor's Council on Health and Physical Fitness to promote health and wellness in the State of Illinois. The Council's goal is to promote lifelong physical activity and healthy eating practices, which have been shown to contribute to prevent or improve most chronic diseases and increase longevity.

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