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Old School: Jumping Jacks!



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.

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  • Thanks for sharing; this doesn't seem so overwhelming as starting out with a minute straight. - by FLEETFEETGIRL
  • Excellent idea! - by MANDAMYMANDA
  • Thanks for sharing - by LEANMEAN2
    Thanks for sharing. - by BANNERMAN
  • I used to do this, but I've been slacking--thanks for the motivation! - by LIZMVR
  • Thanks for sharing, but I have a problem with my left foot so I will see what I can do. - by AMBER461
  • I still do this one every now and then. - by KHALIA2
  • 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! - by SNIC23
  • 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. - by SUNSHINE65
  • they are not as easy as they used to be! I need to work on them! - by CHARTHESTAR
  • Sounds very doable! - by SHIRLEY721
  • Seems so simple..but it is a great idea! Thanks for sharing! - by PYNETREE
    I love this idea! Thank you! - by SHANNONY84
  • 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. - by DELLMEL
  • Very tough. - by PROPMAN1
  • 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 - by LAILA07
    love this - by LCRUMLEY81
  • Because of hip problems, I can't do them anymore. I do think they are a good exercise. - by LEANMEAN2
  • whoa it used to be fun emoticon - by LAURAKOHORST
  • agreat advice, I have not done jumping jacks for years. - by AMBER461
  • I like jumping jacks. They are easy, and kind of fun. - by CECELW
  • 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 - by 3016DEBRA
  • sounds good to me too! - by SANDALWOOD108
  • emoticon idea! - by TAYGRL
    Great advice. Shell have to give it my best shot!! Thanks for sharing. - by LOVINGKATE
  • 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. - by MARYGOLD5
  • OMG, i just tried to do 5 minutes. i feel like i am going to COLLAPSE! geesh. - by LORIVIOLA
  • Thanks for the tip. It's always good to be reminded of the oldie but goodies. - by BUTTERFLYCHEEK
    Great tip to get moving. Thank you! - by SHANNONY84
  • This sounds like a great spark streak f or this week - by CHERYLSBUTT
  • I need to remember this for when I can't get in a large block of time for exercise. Evrey little bit helps! - by MISHKIN
  • Wow..not as easy as I thought they would be ! Thanks for the suggestion! - by PYNETREE
  • 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.) - by SANDYHOLM
  • Great advice!! - by JMORRIS85
  • 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! - by LADYZOE81

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