Ministers Share Tips to Stay Fit for Work

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 12 Februari 2023
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Ministers of the Onward Indonesia Cabinet

In order to stay fit to be able to accompany President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to run administration, several ministers of the Onward Indonesia Cabinet regularly do exercise amidst their busy schedule.

“We serve a president who is, frankly, a workaholic. He never stays still. He always works and travels everywhere,” Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung said in the first episode of Podkabs, Cabinet and Cabinet Secretariat’s podcast.

Pramono added that it takes a high level of energy to assist the President in ensuring the implementation of government policies and development so as to absorb people’s aspirations across the country.

As for him, cycling regularly is what made him stay fit.

“At least three times a week, so every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. This morning [I cycled] 40 kilometers. On Saturdays, [I cycle] 100 kilometers, so the target is 200 kilometers in a week,” he remarked.

Meanwhile, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno L. P. Marsudi said that she jogs and sets a goal of taking 10,000 steps a day.

“In fact, if I have a transit and haven’t achieved the goal, I will do exercise during transit. While others usually shop, I choose to walk around the airport,” she said in Podkabs episode 8.

As for Minister of Women Empowerment and Child Protection Bintang Puspayoga, her choice of sports is table tennis.

According to Bintang, table tennis is also a means of diplomacy and conducting her duties.

“I was once invited to play at a media event. We hold table tennis events during roadshows too. It is an approach to be close with the media,” she said in Podkabs episode 3.

Doing exercise is also a hobby of Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno.

“Doing exercise is my passion because I’m used to doing exercise since I was little. I do any kind of sports, such as running, swimming, and martial arts. I did karate at first,” he said in Podkabs episode 10.

Sandiaga added that he also pays attention to the development of sports in the country and that he was a manager of the women’s national basketball team and the Head of the Indonesia Swimming Federation (PRSI). (UN) (DH/MUR)

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