Research has long shown that exercise can make people feel happier, but that doesn’t mean they have to look happy doing it.
That includes the leaders of the United States. In a one-minute video released Friday morning to promote the Let’s Move! initiative, first lady Michelle Obama’s campaign to combat child obesity, President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden jog around the White House in their work attire. And like the rest of us, they look like they hope it’ll be over soon.
“Mr. President, are you ready to move?” Biden asks as he steps into the Oval Office.
“Absolutely,” Obama responds, getting up from his desk. “Let’s do this thing. Let’s move.”
The presidential pair jogs through the White House to a get-pumped tune that sounds a little bit like the 2004 song “Shine” by The Lovefreekz. Bo and Sunny make a special appearance. After a few stretches, they return to the Oval Office, where two glasses of water await. “After a good workout, gotta drink up,” Obama says, referencing the first lady’s campaign to encourage Americans to drink more water.