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Jakarta Post

For the love of sports

  • Niken Prathivi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, September 9 2012   /  10:52 am

Staying in shape is something that comes naturally to Mita.

The sports addict has a fixed routine – going to the gym from Tuesday to Saturday and joining her friends in a running club on Sunday. Monday is her only break.

The healthy habit, she said, started all the way back in her college years.

“I maintain it because I find it important to maintain my endurance, strength, speed, flexibility and balance,” said the 40-something woman, who has been in the running club for a couple of years.

In her regular sessions, Mita will put in 30 minutes of running on a treadmill or cross-country ski machine for cardio training before moving on to strength training — such as using dumbbells, and flexibility training or stretching.

“For me, doing physical activity is just like a natural need. So, it’s never about following trends. And the good thing that ...