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Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (fourth from left) at the launch of the Walk-A-Mile campaign in conjunction with World Heart Day 2013 at the Titiwangsa Lake Gardens in Kuala Lumpur, Sunday.
KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has put his longevity down to eating modestly and living a healthy lifestyle.
"People always ask me how I manage to survive this long, (it lies in) simple things..not over-eating, not eating too much.
"It's a great struggle for me...but I try not to eat too much. I don't smoke and I dont drink," he said when launching the 'Walk-A-Mile' programme at Titiwangsa Lake here Sunday.
He said in jest that it was hard for him to control his appetite given the "wide array of food available in this peaceful country".
"If you can try to control the way you eat, you may be strong at the age of 88 and make a speech (like me)," Dr Mahathir said to laughter from those present at the event.
Among those present were his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, Yayasan Jantung Malaysia (YJM) chairman Datuk Dr J.S Sambhi, YJM president Tun Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid and Malaysia/Singapore Nestle region head Alois Hofbauer.
Dr Mahathir also joined some 1,500 other participants in the walk in the lake area, which was part of a heart awareness campaign.
The event was organised by YJM and Nestle Malaysia. -Bernama
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