Boot camp for pot­bel­lied Thai cops

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - WORLD -

BANGKOK: Some­times it seems the only thing more com­mon than a traf­fic jam in Thai­land’s cap­i­tal is a fat po­lice of­fi­cer try­ing to solve it.

An ef­fort is un­der way to whip Thai­land’s pot­bel­lied po­lice­men into shape with the start of a 12-day boot camp.

About 60 over­weight of­fi­cers are tak­ing part in the dawn-to­dusk ex­er­cise and lec­ture pro­gramme on liv­ing health­ier lives at a po­lice train­ing cen­tre.

They start with pre-dawn jogs fol­lowed by yoga, aer­o­bic dance classes, tai chi, and lec­tures by nu­tri­tion­ists and train­ers.

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