Health minister Dr Dan Poulter has said he is ‘leading by example’ by taking part in an eight-week fitness challenge designed to demonstrate that even people with busy lives can make time to exercise.
Dr Poulter’s challenge will be featured in Men’s Health magazine and hopefully show how changes to diet and exercise can improve both physical and mental health.
The results will be revealed in Men’s Health April issue and also feature Labour and Liberal Democrat MPs.
‘Keen sportsman’ Dr Poulter said: ‘As a Government health minister, and as a doctor, I believe that it is important to lead by example, and make time for sport and exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle.
‘I am already a keen sportsman, and play rugby when time permits, but there is always more you can do.’
Daniel Masoliver, features editor at Men’s Health, added: ‘We hope that this feature will prove that no-one is too busy to take care of their physical health, and that Dr Poulter and the other Members of Parliament involved will inspire readers to make their own healthy choices.’