Running for the White House is something that all US presidents have
had to do in their time, but President Barack Obama has taken to
running in the White House as part of a campaign to encourage healthy
The project – Let’s Move – was started by First Lady Michelle Obama
four years ago. To celebrate the anniversary, she asked people to share
their moves on the internet, using the hashtag #LetsMove.
Speaking on The Tonight Show, Mrs. Obama said that if enough people
took part, then the president and his vice president, Joe Biden, might
be encouraged to share their own moves.
The pair made good on Mrs. Obama’s promise in a minute-long video
that shows them running around the White House, past staffers and the
Obamas’ two dogs, Sunny and Bo, to the theme tune of the television
show Superstars. They then stretched and drank water.
“After a good workout, you got to drink up,” President Obama says in
the video, adding: “Otherwise we are going to be in trouble with Jill
[Mr. Biden’s wife] and Michelle.”
Mrs. Obama also marked the anniversary by hosting a Let’s Move focus
group with children and comedian Will Ferrell to discuss eating
healthily and being active.
1. Why is it important to drink water after exercise?
2. What is your opinion about the way President and Mrs. Obama interact
with the public?
3. How important is it for famous people to associate themselves with
health and fitness causes?