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Join Us for Just a Minute of Exercise on September 26

By: , SparkPeople Blogger
9/25/2013 12:00 AM   :  41 comments   :  16,967 Views

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It's good for you. It's easy to do. It makes you feel good. It's fun, too!
 
What is it?
 
A simple fitness routine, just 60 seconds long, that kids and adults the world over are following in hopes of breaking a world record! This minute-long workout will take place wherever YOU are at exactly 10 a.m. (your local time) on Sept. 26 as a way to raise awareness about the importance of daily physical activity.
 
Children everywhere will be participating in schools, but this event is for the young at heart, too—and we need adults like you who care about health and fitness to help spread the word at your workplaces, at home, and in your child's school. After all, we could all benefit from an extra minute of exercise in our days, right?
 
Just watch the workout video created by kids (embedded below) who are helping spearhead this program. That alone is worth your time (cuteness abounds!).
 


To participate, all you have to do is sign up online. (You can sign up in one sweep for all of the adults and kids in your household/workplace/school that will be joining you.) Then, learn or follow along with the video above, and then pause for just a minute at 10 a.m. on Sept. 26 to do the routine. SparkPeople headquarters will be joining in the fitness fun—and we hope you will, too!
 
In the spirit of friendly fun, there is even a state competition at jamworldrecord.org, too; the state that recruits the most people to participate (as a % of the total population) will be awarded the National JAM Title.
 
JAM World Record 2013 with Let’s Move in School was created as a partnership to raise awareness about the importance of quality physical activity and physical education programs in our schools by the JAM School Program, ConnectTIVITY, Let’s Move in School and Buy4.com.
 
All across the country, schools, corporations, athletes and high-profile organizations are joining the effort to draw the nation’s attention to healthy and active lifestyles. Sign up online to show your support!
 
I'll be working out with you—and the thousands (and hopefully, millions!) of others who are pledging to exercise—for just a minute tomorrow. Who's with me?


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