10 Photos Of Malaysian Politicians Working Out To Help You Achieve Your 2018 Fitness Goals


Cover image via Bernama via Astro Awani

In an exclusive interview on 'Bicara 4 Mata' recently, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak spoke about his love for eating and the fitness regime he follows to keep his weight under control, among other things

Najib at the Ahmad Zahid Hamidi 2017 Golf Cup Tournament last year.

Image via Zulfadhli Zulkilfi/Berita Harian

"In terms of eating, I have one problem. I like eating. So, I have to control. I can eat all kinds of food, so long it's delicious and halal. That's why I have to be more disciplined.

"I workout in the gym, have my own trainer but sometimes I don't follow the schedule. In my free time, I like playing golf," Najib said during the programme on 3 January, when speaking about the importance of leading a balanced, healthy life.

Najib has always been very vocal about health and fitness. Like most Malaysian politicians, Najib's speeches and social media channels are often peppered with messages on the importance of exercising. 

If all this talk of fitness resonates with your new year's resolution of getting fitter and healthier, then let these photos of local politicians exercising serve as an inspiration!;)

1. Warm-up first!

Najib during a warm-up session after the launch of the 2015 National Sports Day.

Image via Bernama via Astro Awani

2. Early morning gym sessions to start your day right

3. If you ever get sick of the confines of a gym, switch it up with some outdoor aerobics

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng

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4. Don't let busy business trips stop you from staying healthy!

5. Be sure to squeeze in mini workout sessions to stay fit during the holiday season

6. Grab a bunch of friends and workout together #bondingtime

Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir during an aerobics session in 2015.

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7. Can't afford gym memberships? Neighbourhood parks are a great replacement!

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8. A person who weighs 75kg can burn about 346 calories when cycling at a speed between 12 and 14 mph for 30 minutes

Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman (middle) during the 2015 National Sports Day.

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9. Joining outdoor fitness programmes can be fun too!

Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad during a workout session in Dataran Merdeka in 1991.

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10. You can go on bike trips instead of road trips, like what our Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin did recently

BONUS: Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor at a poco poco session. Dancing is a great form of exercise, too!

PM Najib's wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor is an avid badminton player and has been known to join public workout sessions.

Image via Bernama

Good luck with your 2018 fitness goals! :D

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Anything is possible if you set your mind to it. This Chinese family followed a strict fitness plan for six months and achieved great results:

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