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Short bursts of exercise count! Start with 15, 30, or 1 min of jumping jacks 3-4 times a day. Once you can do one interval without dying, go to the next! Seems like child's play, but it's a great high intensity workout.

- Submitted by DAHLFAN 1/14/2011 in Exercise | 36 Comments
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LYNNIERN 5/18/2013 5:09:00 PM

    Thanks for sharing; this doesn't seem so overwhelming as starting out with a minute straight.
MANDAMYMANDA 5/16/2013 3:15:00 PM

    Excellent idea!
LEANMEAN2 5/14/2013 7:56:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing
BANNERMAN 5/14/2013 2:06:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing.
LIZMVR 5/13/2013 11:08:00 PM

    I used to do this, but I've been slacking--thanks for the motivation!
AMBER461 5/13/2013 10:55:00 PM

    Thanks for sharing, but I have a problem with my left foot so I will see what I can do.
KHALIA2 5/13/2013 9:44:00 PM

    I still do this one every now and then.
SNIC23 5/13/2013 3:56:00 PM

    Oh good, I will look for the seated jumping jack modification. I am not able to jump anymore either. GRR! But there are plenty of good ways to get in great cardio even with low impact!
SUNSHINE65 5/13/2013 3:42:00 PM

    Can't jump anymore. I think Nicole has a seated video with seated jumping jacks. The legs and arms do the movements. Does get the heart rate up for this ole gal.
CHARTHESTAR 5/13/2013 3:06:00 PM

    they are not as easy as they used to be! I need to work on them!
SHIRLEY721 5/13/2013 11:55:00 AM

    Sounds very doable!
PYNETREE 5/13/2013 11:16:00 AM

    Seems so simple..but it is a great idea! Thanks for sharing!
SHANNONY84 5/13/2013 10:55:00 AM

    I love this idea! Thank you!
DELLMEL 5/13/2013 10:50:00 AM

    Thanks for the article. I will try to do them. But I have problem with my right shoulder. Have to think on some of the things I do.
PROPMAN1 5/13/2013 10:19:00 AM

    Very tough.
LAILA07 5/13/2013 8:41:00 AM

    I just recently started back doing jumping jacks. They were difficult because of my knee injury. I will definitely incorporate these into my routine more often. Thanks for the tip! emoticon
LCRUMLEY81 5/13/2013 7:02:00 AM

    love this
LEANMEAN2 3/28/2013 7:18:00 AM

    Because of hip problems, I can't do them anymore. I do think they are a good exercise.
LAURAKOHORST 3/26/2013 2:01:00 AM

    whoa it used to be fun emoticon
AMBER461 3/25/2013 9:46:00 PM

    agreat advice, I have not done jumping jacks for years.
BECKYSFRIEND 3/25/2013 6:56:00 PM

    emoticon
CECELW 3/25/2013 6:28:00 PM

    I like jumping jacks. They are easy, and kind of fun.
3016DEBRA 3/25/2013 3:28:00 PM

    I love jumping jacks! I do them in my office a few times a day & it helps when I start getting a little sluggish during the afternoon. emoticon
SANDALWOOD108 3/25/2013 12:31:00 PM

    sounds good to me too!
TAYGRL 3/25/2013 11:59:00 AM

    emoticon idea!
LOVINGKATE 3/25/2013 11:42:00 AM

    Great advice. Shell have to give it my best shot!! Thanks for sharing.
MARYGOLD5 3/25/2013 11:27:00 AM

    emoticon I tried this and got almost a minute. That's not much, but I know that with time, I will be able to do much better. Good exercise.
LORIVIOLA 3/25/2013 11:00:00 AM

    OMG, i just tried to do 5 minutes. i feel like i am going to COLLAPSE! geesh.
BUTTERFLYCHEEK 3/25/2013 9:54:00 AM

    Thanks for the tip. It's always good to be reminded of the oldie but goodies.
SHANNONY84 3/25/2013 9:07:00 AM

    Great tip to get moving. Thank you!
CHERYLSBUTT 3/25/2013 9:01:00 AM

    This sounds like a great spark streak f or this week
MISHKIN 3/25/2013 8:50:00 AM

    I need to remember this for when I can't get in a large block of time for exercise. Evrey little bit helps!
PYNETREE 3/25/2013 8:14:00 AM

    Wow..not as easy as I thought they would be ! Thanks for the suggestion!
SANDYHOLM 3/25/2013 7:51:00 AM

    Thanks! Great idea for a quick burst during the work day. Gets you moving and helped to refocus my mind. (Sitting at a desk all day can numb both.)
JMORRIS85 3/25/2013 6:40:00 AM

    Great advice!!
LADYZOE81 1/15/2011 3:27:00 PM

    The SP Cario Jump Rope Video is really good too. 30 seconds of various jump rope techniques with little breaks in between.

Or just jumping rope like you suggest with the jumping jacks. They're BOTH awesome!

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