Michelle Obama’s Fitness Initiative Also Covers…Dogs?

U.S. President Barack Obama greets his dog Bo outside the Oval Office of the White House March 15, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Getty Images)

First Lady Michelle Obama said in a Google hangout Monday that domesticated animals are not exempt from the “Let’s Move” fitness initiative she has pushed throughout her husband’s presidency.

Speaking of the family dog Bo, the first lady said her daughters always take the dog for a walk after dinner, often throwing a ball around or doing some other activity to ensure he’s able to run.

“Barack says that Bo is not very active,” she joked. “He always teases him. But [Bo] actually gets out every day. The girls have to walk him … and we tell them, ‘don’t come back right away.'”

The first lady continued: “Dogs are no different.  You want to make sure that they’re eating a balanced diet, and if they’re not an active dog, make sure that their food is reflective of an inactive dog.”

“We’ve got to worry about every member of our family!” she stated.

Here’s video of the exchange, via the Washington Examiner:

(H/T: WeaselZippers)