Savannah Polson

22 year old zoo keeper, future Doctor of Chiropractic, NPC bikini competitor, avid lifter, & cosplay nerd.

Placed 9th

in her group

Ms. Health and Fitness and Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors would like to thank Savannah Polson 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?

Start small, drastic changes are harder to stick to. Start by reducing junk food items in your diet one at a time. Get active & do something you love. If you love nature, start out with a short hike 1-2x a week. If you love swimming, go swimming more often. Keep a written goal list & track your food. No two people are exactly the same, so cookie cutter diets & programs won't work for everyone. Most of all be persistent, the change won't happen over night.

How does fitness positively influence your life?

I've always been active. As a kid it was through ballet, gymnastics, and cheer. Now I lift weights and do pole fitness. Being a chiropractor requires a certain degree of strength & physical fitness. So when I knew that's what I wanted to do I started working on getting stronger. Being physically fit has made lifting large snakes & keeping up with lemurs much easier, as well as making me feel like I'm the best version of myself yet.

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

If I won the $20,000 grand prize I'd use it to open my practice. I'm currently enrolled in the doctor of chiropractic program, so it would be a blessing to have the money to start my practice when I graduate. Starting a practice is expensive and I know it will be slow at first. Whether I win the grand prize or not, I'll continue to chase my dreams with the degree of discipline I train with to succeed & find joy in life through helping others.