Saturday, February 11, 2012

Work Out

Thursday was the anniversary of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move!, a campaign to end childhood obesity in the United States.  As part of the initiative, Beyoncé Knowles reworked the lyrics to her song "Get Me Bodied".  The new version is called "Move Your Body", and has a video showing Beyoncé dancing with a group of kids.

When I was in elementary school we also had an exercise initiative, called The President's Council on Physical Fitness.  Of course, this was long before video, but in 1961 the president asked Robert Preston, of The Music Man fame, to record a song called "Chicken Fat".   If you're of a certain age, you probably remember doing calisthenics to it...