Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Health Advocate Honored by the Michigan Fitness Foundation for Her Commitment to a Healthier

Jodi Davis honored with the Charles T. Kuntzleman Award during the Governor's Fitness Awards

LANSING, Mich., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's walking advocate, Jodi Davis, has an inspiring story that has been heard throughout the state of Michigan. And now the news has reached the capital. On Nov. 9, 2010, Jodi was honored with the Charles T. Kuntzleman award during the fourth annual Governor's Fitness Awards held in Lansing. The award was presented to four Michigan residents who have overcome great challenges in their efforts to incorporate physical activity in their lifestyles.

"Jodi's story is truly remarkable. Her journey has inspired men and women throughout the state of Michigan to follow in her footsteps," said Andy Hetzel, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's vice president of corporate communications. "We congratulate Jodi for her hard work and dedication in helping the Blues lead Michigan to a healthier future."

Davis, a Coloma, Mich., resident and mother of three, lost 162 pounds by walking 1.5 miles every day and changing her eating habits. Her "no excuses" mentality has helped her keep the weight off for more than eight years. Through her website,, Jodi writes daily blogs offering advice and encouragement for anyone looking to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

"These amazing award winners have inspired others to make a commitment to healthy living, and Jodi is no exception," says Terence Thomas, chair of the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports. "Her story is the perfect example of how physical activity is a key component in quality of life."

The Charles T. Kuntzleman Award is named after the former chair of the Michigan Fitness Foundation.

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SOURCE Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan