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Michelle Obama Bonds With Barack Through Exercise

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152919443 Michelle Obama Bonds With Barack Through Exercise

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The couple that works out together, stays together. 

This seems to be the motto of President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. 

The First Lady recently told Good Housekeeping that her and her hubby stay connected through exercise.

“We work out together every day,” she told the mag. “I usually get up to the gym a little before he does, because I start my day a bit earlier — [I have] hair, makeup, things that he doesn’t have to do. I continue to remind him of that.”

Since taking office, Michelle has made staying healthy a priority with her Let’s Move! campaign, which looks to eradicate childhood obesity.

“I think Barack and I have built a life together that is full of play,” she said. “Over the course of our relationship, he’s really helped me not to worry so much.”

While the recent presidential debate and the drooping economy has the put President Obama on the defense, First Lady Michelle Obama has hit the trail to make a case for her husband in chief and the recovering economy.

“I mean, we are seeing right now that we are in the midst of a huge recovery. Right?” Mrs. Obama told WPGC/Washington DC.  “Because of what this president has done, pulled this economy from the brink of collapse when we were losing 800,000 jobs a month. Now were gaining throughout most of his presidency, we’ve been adding jobs to this economy because of what he’s been doing. The stock market has doubled. Housing prices are rising. Foreclosure rates are lowering. But in the face of that, you still have people trying to convince us that things aren’t better. And that just doesn’t make sense.” 

The First Lady also acknowledged that there was still a long way to go. 

“Barack of all people knows that we still have a long way to go to completely rebuild the economy,” she said. “But we’re headed in the right direction. And when you see all of that truth, it’s hard to understand, why are people blocking this?”

Hear Michelle talk more about her husband and his politics on LIVE with Kelly and Michael this Friday.

- Shannon Carlin & Erik Parker, CBS Local

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