Obama Gets Some Exercise at the White House Easter Egg Roll

President Obama shows his push-up prowess at annual Easter event.

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On Monday, the White House hosted the annual Easter Egg Roll—a custom dating back to administration of Rutherford B. Hayes—where children participate in the traditional egg-rolling race and activities on the South Lawn. The event's theme, "Let's Go, Let's Play, Let's Move," played off of First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" program, which encourages exercise in an effort to stem childhood obesity.

[Read Study: American Obesity Epidemic Much Worse Than CDC Believes.]

At one point in the afternoon, the president got in on some obesity-fighting himself, joining members of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team at the White House basketball court for some hoops and, interestingly, push-ups.

By one count, President Obama did 13 push-ups, leaving just one question to answer: How many can Mitt Romney do?

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