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She's still running, too

Nobody can question whether Kathleen Sebelius practices what she preaches on healthful living. An associate of the health and human services secretary recently told U.S. News & World Report that Sebelius' three- to five-mile daily runs, and longer on weekends, are giving her security detail a workout. "I've been a runner for years, and I always feel better when I get up and start my day with a run," she said. At age 61, she appreciates her status as a role model. "We know that getting some exercise can make you feel better, and it can also make our families healthier," she said. "That's why we're so focused on prevention and wellness initiatives as part of health reform."