How do President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden run the White House? Literally, of course.
First lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative released a short video early Friday that shows Obama and Biden jogging the halls of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
The president takes the lead for much of the run, with the vice president following close behind, and first dogs Bo and Sunny manage to make a quick cameo. Setting an example, Obama and Biden both stretch and grab a glass of water as they finish up the workout in the Oval Office, joking they better “drink up” or risk getting in trouble with their wives.
Michelle Obama hinted at the video during her appearance on the Tonight Show last week, telling host Jimmy Fallon that if enough Americans showed off how they move, she might arrange to release a glimpse of a presidential workout.
The Let’s Move campaign has celebrated its fourth anniversary over the last week with both lighthearted fare and more serious policy proposals. The first lady announced the FDA’s revamped food labeling system designed to help families more easily identify calories and added sugar in the processed foods they buy. She also unveiled new wellness guidelines that will try to get junk food and sodas (and their marketing efforts) out of U.S. schools.
Michelle Obama has used the power of comedy to bring attention to her campaign as well, conducting a “focus group” on children’s healthy eating habits with Will Ferrell, and playing a round of mini-golf alongside Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler.
The first lady got some welcomed news this week, too, as the Centers for Disease Control announced childhood obesity rates have dropped dramaticaly among young children over the last decade. But Michelle Obama said she knows the battle against childhood obesity continues.
“We know that we are nowhere near solving this problem once and for all,” she told theToday Show’s Jenna Bush Hager in an interview that aired Friday morning.