Watch Obama and Biden Jog Through the White House

Unsmiling, just like the rest of us look while working out.

President Obama running in 2008.
National Journal
Marina Koren
Feb. 28, 2014, 2:52 a.m.

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.

In real life, both politi­cians ex­er­cise reg­u­larly: Obama is “al­most re­li­gious about get­ting in his workouts,” and Biden, at the age of 71, con­tin­ues to lift weights.

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