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

08/01/2011 10:08 am ET | Updated Oct 01, 2011

"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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