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Hugo Chavez Exercise Video: Venezuelan President Works Out In Newly-Released Clip (VIDEO)


First Posted: 08/01/11 11:08 AM ET Updated: 10/01/11 06:12 AM ET

"Healthy government, healthy body, healthy mind."

According to Hugo Chavez, that's the message of a newly-released government video that shows the Venezuelan president working out to a thumping soundtrack alongside other members of his cabinet. Displayed are knee lifts, head rolls and stretches -- not to mention the unusual sight of a world leader in a tracksuit.

The video was presumably produced as part of an effort to downplay concerns about the 57-year-old president's ability to run for election next year as he continues his battle with cancer.

Watch Chavez working up a sweat here:


Chavez stars in exercise video by reuters

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