Michelle Obama: 'splurging is the key to life'


WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama says "splurging is the key to life" if you regularly eat right and stay active. Her biggest guilty pleasure: French fries.

The first lady took questions from children reporters Monday after appearing at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. She told the children that if they eat right the majority of the time, then a splurge or snack is not going to hurt them.

Mrs. Obama says she tries to indulge as often as she can, so she exercises almost every day.

Her favorite physical activity is tennis, which she tries to do at least once a week. She says her daughter Malia plays tennis too, and that Sasha enjoys basketball and dance.

She urged the young scribes to eat balanced meals, drink water and keep moving.

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