Melissa Looney

I am an APN for a cardiovascular practice. I have always loved to stay in shape with cardio and lifting. It’s my passion.

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Ms. Health and Fitness and Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors would like to thank Melissa Looney and her voters for helping us donate to our injured United States military veterans!

What would you recommend to others who want to be fit and healthy?

You have to start somewhere. It can be as simple as just changing one to two things in your diet, a walking program or training with friends that motivate you to keep pushing. I would also recommend looking at it as a lifestyle and not a “diet” because it’s a daily choice to eat right and exercise.

How does fitness positively influence your life?

Fitness has been a mainstay for my physical and mental health. I have always been into staying in shape but became even more passionate about it with my job as a nurse practitioner for a cardiology practice and when my dad had his heart attack. He is alive and well and both my parents stay active and fit! Fitness has also brought me into contact with new people who have become good friends and motivators.

If you were the next Ms Health and Fitness, what would you do with $20,000?

I would use that money to continue to help my family with financial needs and pay off debt so I can continue to keep my health and fitness level where I want and need it to be!