Do Jumping Jacks Every Hour

Welcome to day 4 of the Move More Now challenge, powered by support from Humana.

One of the easiest ways to get your heart pumping is with jumping jacks. It’s a simple cardiovascular exercise that you can do almost anywhere. And it’s ideal for working your glutes, adductors, and calves.

To avoid injury and reap the cardiovascular rewards of jumping jacks, make sure your form is correct. Follow these four steps:
  1. Stand with your feet hip distance apart, with your arms at your sides.
  2. As you raise your arms out to the sides and over your head, jump your feet out so they're slightly more than shoulder-width apart.
  3. Without pausing, reverse the movement.
  4. Repeat.

Set an hourly alarm. When it goes off, stand up and do as many jumping jacks as you can.

Need something more low-impact? Take the “jump” out of the jumping jack. Modify the move with quick steps (one foot at a time) instead of jumps.

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Posted by Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) on Nov 13, 2019 10:00 AM America/Chicago

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