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Michelle Sparks Hula Hoop Craze

Newscasters can't resist getting in on the hip action

(Newser) - Michelle Obama has started a trend…at least among America's female newscasters. After the First Lady managed an impressive 142 rotations in a hula-hooping video that went viral, a score of “awkward female news anchors” just had to try it, notes Azaria Jagger on Gawker. Watch videos at left... More »

Michelle Hits 142 at Hula Hoops

But the über-fit first lady just can't do double dutch

(Newser) - The president isn't the only Obama with impressive hoops prowess: Michelle managed 142 swivels of a hula hoop yesterday during a "healthy kids fair" on the White House lawn. Jumping rope double dutch? Not so much. The first lady also gave a pep talk about eating right to about... More »

Michelle Will Join Health Debate

First lady's no Hillary, but she'll help president will soft sell

(Newser) - Michelle Obama will be joining the push to pass a health reform bill, but the first lady won't be entering into the booby-trapped terrain that Hillary Clinton braved 16 years ago. Instead, Obama will focus on what Politico calls "the soft, soccer-mom sell," focusing on nutrition, exercise,... More »

First Lady Joins Elmo to Push Exercise

Sesame Street visit 'the best thing i've done,' First Lady says

(Newser) - Talk about a power couple: Michelle Obama has teamed up with Elmo to film a public service announcement about the importance of exercise and healthful eating, reports Entertainment Tonight. Michelle, a lifelong Sesame Street fan, said meeting the iconic furry character was "probably the best thing I've done” since... More »

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