Daily 15-minute exercises at ministries to start soon

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  • Monday, 08 Apr 2019

Towards healthier living: People taking part in the Big Walk programme in Jalan Raja Laut, Kuala Lumpur. — Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR: The Cabinet has agreed that every ministry will have 15-minute exercise sessions every day to encourage a healthy lifestyle, says Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

He said under this programme, which will be called X-Break, every ministry will be required to hold exercise sessions for their staff, either in the mornings or evenings.

“This proposal was agreed by all the ministers recently. We proposed 15 minutes each day, either in the morning or evening, but it is flexible to each ministry.

“Some ministries are already doing it, but we will provide a guideline for all,” Dzulkefly told reporters after launching the Big Walk active lifestyle campaign here yesterday.

He added that the Health Ministry would be meeting the Public Service Department tomorrow to draw up a circular to be sent to all the ministries.

Last year, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had proposed that all government departments and private sector staff be required to exercise for 15 minutes.

Earlier, about 3,000 participants joined the Big Walk programme here, which was organised to promote a healthy lifestyle. — Bernama

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