• President Barack Obama is helped by then Vermont Governor Jim Douglas to move a couch in the Oval Office, February 2, 2009.Reuters
  • President Barack Obama bends over so that the son of a White House staff member can pat his head during a family visit to the Oval Office, May 8, 2009.Reuters
  • President Barack Obama listens to comments during a briefing with advisors in the Roosevelt Room, May 4, 2009.Reuters
  • President Barack Obama examines the "Resolute Desk" in the Oval Office, March 3, 2009.Reuters
  • President Barack Obama is photographed playing football on the South Lawn of the White House with the family dog Bo, May 12, 2009.Reuters
  • President Barack Obama, along with Cabinet Secretaries and Members of Congress, during a basketball game on the White House court, October 8, 2009.Reuters
  • President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden practice their putting on the putting green on the South Lawn, April 24, 2009.Reuters
  • President Barack Obama bends down to wait for his dog, Bo, to come towards him outside the Oval Office of the White House, March 15, 2012.Reuters

Barack Obama, who was re-elected as the president of the United States on Tuesday, is perhaps one of the fittest people in the White House, and his body language tells it all.

Rare pictures of Barack Obama, released by the news agency Reuters, showed the president moving a couch in his office instead of ordering someone to arrange for it. He was also seen playing basketball with his friends and football with his dog.


Obama made history four years ago by becoming the first black president in the United States. His innings will continue for another four years as he was re-elected on Tuesday after defeating Republican rival Mitt Romney in a tight race.

Opinion polls suggested a neck-and-neck race for the White House but Obama won 303 electoral votes on Election Day as against Romney's 206. Democrats retained control of the Senate but the Republicans have cemented their majority in the House of Representatives.

Interestingly, John Dimo, a 115-year-old traditional witch-doctor from Kogelo village, Kenya, had predicted that Obama would comfortably win the election. He predicted the outcome of the election by throwing the mystical artefacts on to the ground.

"Obama is much ahead and is definitely going to win. He will win," Dimo said in a video posted on Reuters.

The prediction came true as Barack Obama was elected for the second term earlier this week.

Coincidentally, Kogelo is Obama's ancestral village and his grandmother Sarah Obama, 90, (third wife of his grandfather) still lives there.