Jumping jackers break record
December 12th, 2011
02:47 PM ET

Jumping jackers break record

First Lady Michelle Obama is now a world record holder! As part of her "Let's Move" childhood anti-obesity campaign, and in conjunction with National Geographic Kids," the first lady led a record number of people doing jumping jacks over a 24-hour period on October 11, 2011. She released the details this morning on the Let's Move website:

Back in October, the First Lady joined students, teachers, and parents from all over the country to reach for a big goal: breaking the world record for the number of people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period. The old record was over 20,000 people, so trying to break it was no small feat.

Today, we’re proud to announce that with your help, 300,265 people jumped that day! Breaking the record is a huge accomplishment. But we still have a lot of work left to do to meet an even bigger goal: ending childhood obesity within a generation so all children have a chance to grow up healthy and strong.

To reach that goal, we need to make sure that all kids are getting the nutrition they need, have a chance to be active each day and get support from our schools, families and communities. That’s what the Let’s Move! initiative is all about.


Topics: Let's Move • Michelle Obama • The Buzz

soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Karen Olcott

    We keep hearing that if we raise taxes on the upper 1% of earners, we will loose the job creation. How many jobs have this elite 1% created in 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008? How many people in Congress comprise of this upper 1% and is the majority Democrats or Republicans. Also, why doesn't Congress cut their health care and salaries to balance the budget?

    December 12, 2011 at 3:19 pm |
  2. Howard

    THAT'S IT ??? THAT'S THE STORY ??? ... well, I guess it's better than hypocritically gorging herself with lobster ... hiring a full time personal pastry chef, while preaching to the rest of us, to eat salads ... spending TWENTY YEARS in a church, whose preacher screams 'God Damn America ... and squandering millions on parties, vacations, Air Force One ... etc..
    Finally we find out what michelle's good for ... and, it's JUMPING JACKS !!! LOL

    December 12, 2011 at 8:38 pm |
    • alan st louis

      Wow you must be the teapugs this cournty is laughing at. Let me guess, you are white, old, fat, and lazzy eating up welfare and planning what to so on you next date with your sister. While sitting in you 20 user old trailer sipping on beer and watching NASCAR. Lmao @ you

      December 13, 2011 at 6:10 am |
      • Howard

        Most young people are so out of touch with having to show up at a job on a regular basis, it's pitiful. This is reinforced by a clueless President, who promotes class warfare, expectations of entitlement, and a socialist system, which creates dependency. In addition, our liberal educational community has demonized competition, and initiative ... while demanding pay raises and pensions, based upon tenure ( just showing up ... you know, like voting 'present 127 times) Newt Gingrich is right ... and, if we don't replace Odumbo with a real leader, who reestablishes reward for merit ... America is doomed !!!

        December 13, 2011 at 1:32 pm |
      • Howard

        alan ... you have about 11 more months to continue gorging yourself at the public trough. After that, you and all the other obama free loaders are actually going to have to get a job, and pay your taxes ... like the responsible half of the country, who works, pays taxes, and supports YOUR half. Your 4 year blame game, obnoxious smear tactics, and raiding the public coffers of TRILLIONS, is gong to come to an end, because America is awakening to all the obama B.S., as well as the never ending excuses, crying, and blaming, by you and the other obama stooges.

        December 13, 2011 at 1:40 pm |
    • Carol

      I agree 100%. I wish that the money spent on all the "other" things would have been spent helping others, charity, cancer research, homelessness, etc...the list goes on. I guess the priviledge of this position clearly says, "DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO".

      December 13, 2011 at 9:58 am |
      • Trace

        @Carol,

        I'm gonna give the nod to the 1st lady in saying she's probably done more for charities, and those less fortunate than you....I'm just guessing. Yes her position has its benefits, and from what I can see, she's using it to influence and promote health among children in physical activties. A vast improvement on the years it was all about video games, which has probably contributed to the rise in childhood obescity and the associated diseases.

        Does it satisfy you to throw stones at this effort? Or are those compliants courtesy of a Sarah Pee bumper sticker?...psst ! maybe you haven't noticed, that former deathpanel champion has run out of her 15 minutes of fame and I don't think the replacement has been decided.
        So how's the view from the cheap seats.

        December 14, 2011 at 12:52 am |
    • alan st louis

      Lol @ Howard. Dude the days of the old south are dead. Us liberals from North defeated you inbreeding type. I know you guys like to bring back the good ole days where 99 percent are servants to the few masters. Ah yes the good ole days lmao. But us white liberals and all minorities not going to let that happen since your beloved teapublicans closed their umbrellas only to whites lol. And Americans want there taxes spent on them not the teapublicans way of wealth redistribution to the top one percent or corporate welfare. Trickle down economics be proven to be a complete failure. We are still recovering from the teapublicans failed policy. The only thing that trickle was urine from the top one percent. If not why did Bush end his term with the country in complete disaster. And now you want to blame Obama cause he can't clean 8 years of failed republician leadership. And the republicians do everything they can to stop recovery at all cost. To include making Americans suffer. And all the independence and swing voter see that republicans been toxic to the country. So don't get your hopes up. Cause it looks like democrats are going to win huge. But I guess you can't see that since your head is up Rush lumpy buttocks. And lap up Fox news as real news. By the way do you know Fox news is an entertainment network why they can get away with false news lol. But anyway don't let that stop you. Go back to NASCAR or wear your white robes or burn some books.

      December 14, 2011 at 11:56 am |
  3. Trace

    Well done Ms. Obama

    December 12, 2011 at 9:57 pm |
  4. Central Park West

    I applaud these efforts to focus attention on the health of our children. I call on all our congress men and women to support child health and nutrition which is woefully neglected.

    December 12, 2011 at 11:05 pm |