Malaysians Don"t Exercise Enough.
The country's national survey in 1996 indicated that only 31% of Malaysian adults(above 18) ever exercised,and less than 12% exercise adequately.Even fewer among our women ever exercised(25%) or exercised adequately(7.7%).
As a results,21% of our adults are either overweight(16.6%) or obese (4.4%).
The same trend is also seen among children here.A study by universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 2001 showed that only 24% of our primary school children are involved in any physical activities during their spare time ,such as jogging,swimming,cycling and active games.
As a result,20% of them are either overweight(13.4%) or obese (6%).
Health MInister ,Datuk Chua Soi lek in speech on 19 June 2004..