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Dr. Carl Heigl appointed Wisconsin governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Health

7/9/2012 (Archived)

On June 27, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced the signing of Executive Order #73 , recreating the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Health. Palmer graduate Carl Heigl, D.C., DACBSP, DABAAHP (Davenport '88), is one of the 11 appointees to the council.

“Promoting healthy living is an important part of leadership,” said Governor Walker, in a press release on his site. “The long-term health of Wisconsin families is important for all of us on both a personal and state level. Healthier living leads to lower health costs and more productive lives and workplaces."

Governor Anthony Earl established the council in Executive Order 10, April 19, 1983. Council members are advocates of health and fitness promotion initiatives. The Council also makes recommendations to the governor concerning programs and policy development related to fitness and better health.

The council is tasked with developing policy and program recommendations to improve the status of our children’s health, fitness, and nutritional intake. It will encourage key stakeholders and community leaders to assist in preventing overweight and obesity in all Wisconsin residents throughout their lifecycles via supporting nutrition and physical activity initiatives. It will also make recommendations to the Governor concerning program and policy development relating to better fitness, health, and nutrition.

Earlier this year, Dr. Heigl was also awarded the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Silver Beaver Award, which is "the council-level distinguished service award of the BSA. Recipients of this aware are registered adult leaders who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council ... (and) who implement the Scouting program and perform community service through hard work, self sacrifice, dedication, and many years of service" (source).

Congratulations to Dr. Heigl on these distinguished honors.