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Churchill student announced as healthy hero

With all the junk food commercials on TV and the popularity of video games, it isn’t easy for students to go against the grain and lead a healthier lifestyle. Churchill High School’s Cesar Canizalez did just that and was recognized by the Mayor’s Fitness Council as a “Healthy Hero.”

The Mayor’s Fitness Council selected healthy heroes from three categories: individual health, peer health, and community health. On June 24, Cesar was one of seven Healthy Heroes selected from more than 150 applicants, winning in the individual health category.

“My freshman year, marching band season was in the fall and I was having trouble keeping up with everyone else,” said Cesar as he discussed his weight issue. After working out a weight loss regimen with his doctor, Cesar made a life decision to lose weight.

By the time Cesar returned the next summer for his sophomore year, his friends in band could hardly recognize him. Now a junior at Churchill, Cesar has shed nearly 60 pounds, going from 198 pounds down to 140 pounds and has become an inspiration to all those around him.

Check out Cesar's Healthy Hero Video by clicking here.

Posted on July 5, 2013