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First lady stresses small steps to improve health

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama says small changes in diet and exercise habits can improve health and fitness.

In other words, don't try to change everything at once.

Choose walking over driving. Add a vegetable or fruit to meals. Switch from sugary soda to water.

Mrs. Obama said Tuesday that lifestyle changes are needed because nearly one-third of U.S. children are either overweight or obese – a major public health threat, as she described it, that doesn't bode well for their future.

"Imagine what we're going to be facing in 20 or 30 years if we don't get on this issue," she said while visiting the Health and Human Services Department, her 11th stop at a Cabinet department or federal agency. "None of us wants a future like that for our children."

The Michelle Obama Fixation

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

What difference could it possibly make whether Michelle Obama's approval rating plunged over 10 percent in the past couple of months, or that she even...

Michelle Obama: Family History Of First Lady Is Complex, Tied To Slavery

The New York Times | RACHEL L. SWARNS and JODI KANTOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Melvinia Shields, the enslaved and illiterate young girl, and the unknown white man who impregnated her are the great-great-great-grandparents of Mich...

Obamas' Anniversary (PICTURES): President, First Lady Celebrate 17th Wedding Anniversary At Blue Duck Tavern

AP | By Christine Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

WASHINGTON (AP)- There was no trip to New York and no fancy outing as the Obamas celebrated their first wedding anniversary since they moved to the Wh...

Friday Talking Points [93] -- Lies, Lies And Propaganda

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Political discussions in America are fast becoming solely theological in nature.. Each side has their beliefs. Each has their tenets which they fervently defend. Much of this is done on faith.

Michelle Obama's Right To Bare Legs (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Michelle Obama's sleeveless dresses had critics up in arms, but now that summer is in full-sweaty-swing, the first lady also proves she has the right ...

Michelle Obama Steps Into The Health Care Debate | RACHEL L. SWARNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

INGTON -- She has become one of the Obama administration's most visible surrogates on health care, announcing the release of $851 million in federal f...

What's Michelle's Signature Scent?

Fashion Week Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

We anticipate, dissect and debate everything she wears, from her white Jason Wu inagural gown to her Lanvin sneakers and that Alaia belt. But what of ...

Les Premières Dames: France's Improbably Chic First Ladies (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

France: the great nation that gave us berets, wine, nasal sounds and Coco Chanel...and a collection of chic first ladies to admire. This Bastille Day,...

First Lady Visits Community Health Clinic

AP | NATASHA T. METZLER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama visited a community health center Monday to announce the release of $850 million in stimulus grants to he...

Michelle Obama's White House Garden Harvest Gets An A Plus

US News And World Report | Paul Bedard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

With a veggie harvesting fashion that leans toward carnation-pink hip-huggers, designer sneakers, and perfect nails, Michelle Obama isn't going to win...

Be an Ex-President Without Being President First!

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

There's the Star Trek solution of changing the time-space continuum, but I'm hesitant to recommend that because of the damage it might do to the Obamas' new White House vegetable garden.

Princess Fashion Plate! A Look At Spain's Letizia And Her 12 Most Enviable Outfits (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

It's every girl's dream to become a princess, and Letizia of Spain has got it made. As the wife of Spanish Prince Felipe, Letizia boasts a wondrous wa...

Carla's Closet! Bruni's 12 Best First Lady Looks (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

As a former fashion model, it's difficult for Carla Bruni-Sarkozy to miss a style beat; but how has she been faring as France's First Lady? Trè...

Susan Sher Named First Lady's New Chief Of Staff In East Wing Shakeup

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama is replacing her chief of staff with a longtime friend and adviser from Chicago. Jackie Norris will beco...

Michelle Obama Tells Graduates, "Don't Worry"

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama is offering this advice to students doubting if they're ready for the future: "Don't worry." Mrs. Obama ...

FANCY NANCY: A Fashionable First Lady Flashback (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Former first lady Nancy Reagan has found herself center stage with her recent Vanity Fair interview and a reception today at the White House, where sh...

Iran's First Female President: Not Gonna Happen

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

In a society where about 70% of the university population is female, the election vetting process is a sad comment on the true condition of Iran's girls and women: second-class citizens.

Obama Poetry Slam Being Held Tuesday Night

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama continues the theme of affordable health care today, a day after enlisting the help of the health industry i...

The First Lady's First 100 Days

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

Only the most rigid of traditionalists or activists could assess Michelle Obama with anything less than an "A" grade as the new First Lady.

Africa's First Ladies Gather In Los Angeles: A Style Slideshow

The Huffington Post | Nour Akkad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

On Monday and Tuesday 15 African first ladies convened in Los Angeles for a summit to address problems facing women and children on their home contine...

Bad News for Girls

Olivia Sterns | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Olivia Sterns

A teenager being flogged, and the case of Pres. Karzai "legalizing rape" offered more evidence that women's rights are retreating, yet in other parts of the world serious causes for concern batted fewer eyelashes.

First Lady Fashion, a New Diplomatic Weapon?

Megan Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Megan Harris

Few can dispute that the Obamas' charm offensive succeeded, for now, in repositioning America's image on the world stage.

O De La Renta, Stop Your Winging and Whining About First Lady O

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Yvonne R. Davis

Mrs. Obama is signaling to the Nation to give others a chance to experience success and the American Dream. What an impressive gesture to give a young person the opportunity to succeed.

Fashion Critics You Got it Wrong! Not First Lady Obama.

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Yvonne R. Davis

First Lady Obama reminds me of Bush 41's wife Barbara. The former First Lady did not care what other people thought about the style of her signature white hair and white strand of pearls.