Chavez stars in exercise video

Marching in place and swinging his arms, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez embraces exercise as he battles cancer.

By REUTERS
July 31, 2011 21:18
Hugo Chavez

Chavez 311. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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There are knee lifts, a soundtrack and even a countdown in this new video broadcast on Venezuelan government TV.

President Hugo Chavez, the star of the video, says he has embraced exercise and even offers up some insights.

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"Healthy government. Healthy body. Health mind," Chavez says.

Flanked by his cabinet, he marches and stretches and works to quiet concerns that his cancer is slowing him down.

The 57-year-old president has already warned his political opponents not to count him out in next year's election.

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