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Educator using the ‘muscle of the vote’ to help students be healthy

A healthy body is a guest chamber for the soul: a sick body is a prison. (Francis Bacon, Sr.)
A healthy body is a guest chamber for the soul: a sick body is a prison. (Francis Bacon, Sr.)

In education, leading by example should be fundamental and so it is with Randy Weddle, a veteran teacher in education for 35 years, 31 at Spanish River High School in Boca Raton, Florida. Mr. Weddle has included in his arsenal of teaching skills, wisdom and physical abilities in the areas of health choices and healthy living which he incorporates with his students’ learning.

A healthy body is a guest chamber for the soul.

“Early on in life, I knew how important it was to be in the best shape to perform to the best of your abilities,” said Mr. Weddle. “Even though I teach TV Production and Media Studies, I try to instill in my students the virtues of eating right, working-out, and being as healthy as they can possibly be. It’s good for the body, and the mind.”

Men’s Health magazine is searching for “The Ultimate Men’s Health Guy” to appear on the cover of the November issue of the magazine. Mr. Weddle is in the running for the cover and is hoping to inspire students as over the years has inspired many students that have sent (and still do) messages and letters from students 30 years ago who tell him they are in great shape because of his advice and example as a role model for achievement in fulfilling either goals, dreams and/or expectations.

Utilize your ‘muscle of the vote’ to vote for Mr. Weddle to be “The Ultimate Men’s Health Guy” go to You can vote daily up to June 28th, when the judges select the top 20. Mr. Weddle is now ranked in the top 10.

“My goal is to try to teach others about childhood obesity,” said Mr. Weddle. “Every day at school, I see kids getting heavier, and moving slower…bringing junk food to school, and making the wrong choices about how to nourish their bodies. I want to change this; I feel if I can get into Men’s Health Magazine, I can speak my mind about this disease as an educator.”

What Is the Importance of Voting in America?

The importance of voting in America cannot be overstated. The United States is a constitutional republic. Americans democratically elect their leaders, who in turn represent them in the legislative, judicial and executive branches of government. Some of our leaders also have the power to appoint other leaders to certain offices. Our leaders make, enforce and judge laws that impact our health, religion, money and freedoms. Many of these issues are also voted on directly during elections. It is therefore important to vote to have your say about what happens to you. Read more:

REF: SDPBC (Press Release) Public Affairs Office, May 2014