Health: Fitness Guru

Presidential spokesman Lynn Swann sets the tone

Although it has been 21 years since the speedy, high-leaping wide receiver Lynn Swann retired from the Pittsburgh Steelers to join ABC Sports, he has hardly gone to seed. At 50, the 5-ft. 11-in. Hall of Famer with four Super Bowl rings weighs just 180 lbs., has a 31-in. waist and keeps himself in shape. And as chairman of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, he talks about why you should too--and how you can do it.

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