We JUMPED into a brand new Guinness World Record!

Way to go jumpers! With your help, National Geographic Kids has broken the Guinness World Record for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period! Between 3 p.m. on October 11 and 3 p.m. on October 12, 300,265 jumpers all over the world took part in the event–far surpassing the existing record of 20,425!


Check out this awesome video of Michelle Obama congratulating all the jumpers who helped contribute to National Geographic’s new Guinness World Record!

Breaking the record is a huge accomplishment. But the First Lady and her organization, Let’s Move, still have a lot of work to do to meet an even bigger goal: ending childhood obesity within a generation so that all children have a chance to grow up healthy and strong. To reach that goal, Let’s Move is working to make sure all kids get the nutrition they need, have a chance to be active each day, and receive support from their schools, families and communities. (Let’s Move Blog) For more resources to educate your classroom about healthy living, refer to our National Geographic Education article on health at every size.

Photograph by Aloha!, NG Kids My Shot
–Julia from My Wonderful World

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