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Penza officials began regular five-minute exercise breaks

14:31 | 15.01.2015 | Society

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Penza, 15 January 2015. PenzaNews. First five-minute physical exercise breaks were held in the Ministry of Finance of the Penza region on Thursday, January 15.

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The officials decided to bring back the complex of simple exercises, which used to be common in enterprises and organizations in the second half of the XX century, as a part of healthy lifestyle promotion.

“Annually the employees of the regional Ministry of Finance participate in the Games of Civil Servants, and take tests in the standards set by the GTO [Ready for Labor and Defense] standards. Now the list is increased by physical exercises, which will be held constantly,” the department commented this innovation to PenzaNews agency.

The initiative to bring back short physical exercise breaks to public institutions and the government of the Penza region was made by Mikhail Kosoy, prime minister of the region. According to him, the officials should hav two five-minute physical exercise sessions during the working day.

Mikhail Kosoy noted that the sessions may be held in the corridors of the institutions and be accompanied by music.

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