April 15, 2007 Huckabee in St. George
Overall I would say the mid-year conference this past Thursday and Friday was a great success. One highlight from the conference was Thursday speaker, presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. Huckabee was great, personally engaging and a captivating speaker. His comments focused on the need for citizens to solve the US health crisis by becoming active. Huckabee emphasized that success needs to be a long-term cultural shift that leads to more individual physical activity. I thought it was interesting that he mentioned four examples of cultural changes that have improved our overall quality of life: wearing of seat belts, reduced littering, reduced smoking, and a crackdown on drunk driving (think about the acceptance of things activities 30 years ago compared to today…huge changes). These are all evidence that the same cultural change can occur to enhance our level of physical activity.
Spectrum article on Huckabee
Deseret News article