Exam shows Obama lost 5 pounds, gained a half-inch in height

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Exam Shows Obama's Weight Is the Lowest of His Presidency

Health-wise, President Obama is finishing his time in the Oval Office strong –– recording his lowest weight so far as chief executive.

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The president reportedly lost 5 pounds since his last physical exam in 2014 and somehow gained a half-inch in height.

His doctor wrote in a memo Tuesday: "All clinical data indicates that the president is very healthy."

Obama's body mass index of 22.8 falls within the normal range, and his resting heart rate of 56 beats per minute resembles that of a well-trained athlete, according to the American Heart Association.

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1. Secret Service agents avert their eyes as the Obamas share a private moment on Inauguration Day 2009.

Photo courtesy: White House

2. Dancing at the White House during the Governors Ball in February 2009.

Photo courtesy: White House / Pete Souza

3. Holding hands while heading to Camp David for the first time in March 2009.

Photo courtesy: White House / Pete Souza

4. In the White House's Red Room with adviser Valerie Jarrett in March 2009.

Photo courtesy: White House / Pete Souza

5. Watching fireworks on the roof of the White House on July 4, 2009.

Photo courtesy: White House / Pete Souza

6. ​Posing for their first holiday portrait at the White House.

Photo courtesy: White House / Pete Souza

7. ​Sharing a kiss after the State of the Union address in 2010.

Photo courtesy: White House / Pete Souza

8. ​President Obama chats with Michelle as they walk the White House Colonnade in Sept. 2010.

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9. The Obamas visit the Flight 93 crash site on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Photo courtesy: White House / Pete Souza

10. ​Barack whispers something to Michelle during a break between events at the 2011 UN General Assembly.

Photo courtesy: White House / Pete Souza

11. Obama jokes with Michelle after she says Dr. Jill Biden is her "favorite person in the room."

Photo courtesy: White House / Pete Souza

12. ​The First Couple shares a private dance before a May 2012 concert at the White House.

Photo courtesy: White House / Pete Souza

13. ​The First Lady greets Barack Obama on the tarmac at JFK in June 2012.

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14. ​The Obamas look out over their hometown skyline in Chicago on June 15, 2012.

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15. ​At Valerie Jarrett's daughter's Chicago wedding in June 2012.

Photo courtesy: White House / Pete Souza

16. ​The First Couple smooches for the KissCam during a timeout at an Olympic basketball exhibition game in 2012.

Photo courtesy: White House / Pete Souza

17. The Obamas made history with this August 2012 hug -- this became the most tweeted photo of all time after Obama sent it out to his followers on election night.

Photo courtesy: White House / Pete Souza

18. ​Barack gives Michelle a kiss during the inaugural parade.

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19. ​The Obamas giggle as they ride in the inaugural parade in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013.

Photo courtesy: White House / Pete Souza

20. Barack and Michelle as they share their first dance during the Commander-In-Chief's Ball on Inauguration Day 2013.

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21. ​The President sings 'Happy Birthday' to Michelle in the Blue Room of the White House. The First Lady's new hairstyle attracted a lot of attention from this photo.

Photo: The White House / Pete Souza

22. ​The Obamas arrive for an official dinner at the Presidential Palace in Dakar, Senegal, June 27, 2013.

Photo courtesy: The White House

23. Barack Obama waves as he and Michelle arrive for a reception for the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors recipients.

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24. Barack kisses Michelle as he takes the stage to speak about college education with representatives of colleges, universities and philanthropic groups. His speech was focused on getting more low-income students to attend college.

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25. ​The Obamas and their pets Sunny and Bo, wait to greet visitors in the Blue Room during a White House tour.

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26. In this 2014 photo, Mrs. Obama reacts while her husband confesses what their favorite junk foods are to children attending the Kids State Dinner. The first lady likes french fries and the president likes chips and guacamole.

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27. ​The Obamas hold hands during the event to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches on March 7, 2015.

Photo courtesy: White House / Pete Souza

28. The Obamas pose for a "Gimme Five" initiative photo in the East Room of the White House during the annual Easter Egg Roll, on April 6, 2015.

Photo courtesy: White House

29. The first lady snuggled against the president during a video taping for the 2015 World Expo in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House on March 27, 2015.

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30. ​The Obamas react to a child in a pope costume and mini popemobile as they welcomed children during a Halloween event on the South Lawn of the White House.

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31. The Obamas arrive at the Kennedy Center Honors Reception at the White House in Washington December 6, 2015.

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Maybe his secret is all the time he's spent playing golf. By last August, the president had played 247 rounds -- more than 1,000 hours of the sport during his time in office, according to CBS' White House correspondent.

He does seem to spend a lot of time riding in a cart, though. Basketball is likely his go-to sport when he wants to get his heart rate up.

The real reason for his improved health may be closer to home. First Lady Michelle Obama's promotions for healthier eating have been one of her biggest political contributions, and she says her family tries to practice what they preach.

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Hi!

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This photo is everything.

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A sleepy young Iowan rests his head on the president's shoulder.

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This child is a little less calm.

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Twins!

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Hi Ella!

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High fives all around!

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Easter egg roll!

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Obama greets one of his youngest fans in Prague in 2009.

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The president is more amused than his young mohawked friend.

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The signature fist bump.

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Obama puffs out his cheeks to amuse an infant visitor to the Oval Office.

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The president carefully inspects a classroom in Georgia.

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This baby gives Obama a fist bump of his own.

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Keeping pace with children running through the White House.

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Abraham Lincoln watches in approval as the president and a young girl share a hug in the Oval Office.

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A young Ohio boy splits some strawberry pie with the POTUS.

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The president said this shot of him and a pint-sized Spider-Man was his favorite of 2012.

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High five!

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Groovin.

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A quick game of hoops in Missouri Valley, Iowa.

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Cool dad.

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Obama circles his desk with a petite pink pal in hot pursuit.

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The Obamas laugh at a child dressed as the pope.

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It's hard to say who looks more dapper.

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The president fills in as coach for his daughter Sasha's basketball game.

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Skeptical infants peer at the POTUS through a window.

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Obama hoists his young pal Simba-style.

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President Pied Piper.

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Holding House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's granddaughter in California.

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Dandelion blowing on Martha's Vineyard.

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An adorable tie-wearing baby visits the White House.

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The president embraces a young girl during a 2011 visit to Ireland.

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Well hello there.

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Sharing secrets.

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First Lady Michelle Obama persuades her husband to join in the dancing in Mumbai, India.

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The president greeting some Estonian schoolgirls.

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The president at the heart of the La Follette Lancers' huddle in Madison, Wis.

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Spelling out "Ohio" with some of the state's happiest residents.

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Pure delight!

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Trick or Treat!

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Not impressed.

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Sasha and her father splash around in the ocean on a vacation to Florida.

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Peek-a-boo!

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High five!

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The president and his daughters celebrate the arrival of Portuguese Water Dog Bo.

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The POTUS casually greets a family at Stonehenge.

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The president hoists a baby into the air during a visit to Japan.

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A young boy reaches up to compare the president's hair to his own.

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It's Halloween at the White House.

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Secret secrets.

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One White House staffer is extra excited at this encounter.

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This is Lincoln Rose Pierce Smith, the daughter of former deputy press secretary Jamie Smith.

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The president also fits in with a slightly older crowd.

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Obama says hello to a set of twins on the South Lawn.

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The president lets this first grader touch up his hairdo.

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All smiles.

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Nice baby face.

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Presidential pre-school.

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A presidential cheek pinch.

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