Canadian cabinet member Kirsty Duncan uses kettlebells during briefings
Now Kirsty Duncan, minister of science and minister of sport and persons with disabilities, finds herself at the centre of speculation as talk heats up about a cabinet shuffle.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will shuffle his cabinet sometime in the next week, sources tell The Canadian Press. Once Trudeau returns later today from the annual NATO leaders’ summit in Brussels, his focus will shift to putting the final touches on a Liberal cabinet that will carry his government through to the 2019 election.
“It’s been a very busy seven months,” she said, sitting in her main office on the 11th floor of an office tower in downtown Ottawa.
It’s an office where the former gymnast and marathon runner is often found exchanging her professional pumps for running shoes, working out with her kettlebells while her staff brief her — she concentrates better when she is in motion, she insists.
Kettlebell Krusher Says:
Work and exercise at the same time? Now that is multi-tasking! The source article shows a picture of Mrs. Duncan holding a kettlebell in running shoes and semi-casual attire. Basic exercises such as the kettlebell squat offer a good workout but shouldn’t work up too much of a sweat if the reps are a low amount.
It’s interesting that she mentions she concentrates better while moving. I wouldn’t find it distracting if a co-worker or supervisor were performing exercises while in a meeting. However, the way my mind works, I don’t think I could completely concentrate on the task at hand if I were doing the exercising. My focus would be on the exercises themselves and how many reps I’ve completed.
I do believe that a healthy body does aid in clearer thought and a better overall mood. I’ve noticed a huge difference in myself from when I went to eating junk food on a regular basis to exercising and eating healthy. The energy and positiveness is way more common. I don’t feel as tired or sluggish. The guilt after eating horribly was something that I would always feel too.
I wonder if any other politicians use kettlebells during their briefings. We all know that the administration in the U.S. could certainly benefit from some exercise sessions during meetings!