An aerobics session, “Jom Robik”, jointly organised by Ipoh City Council, Persatuan Kecergasan Fizikal Daerah Kinta and Fitness Embassy was held at Polo Ground one Sunday morning recently. It attracted the participation of a few hundred people. Guest of honour, Dato’ Chang Ko Youn, joined in the workout, alongside Fitness Embassy Director, Tommy Huang.
Addressing the press later, Chang said that the activity was aimed at encouraging people to exercise to avoid health issues from cropping up as they age. The three leading causes of death in Malaysia presently are heart disease, cancer and stroke. The risk from these diseases could be reduced with regular exercise, he said.
Illness affects productivity of citizens; therefore, a healthy society will decrease the economic burden on the government.