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How many calories does 100 jumping jacks burn off?

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The number of calories burned by jumping jacks depends on a person's body weight and how fast they perform them. For most adults, 100 jumping jacks will burn somewhere between 100 and 200 calories.

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How many calories does 100 jumping jacks burn off?
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Adults will burn roughly between one and two calories per jumping jack when performing them at a moderate intensity. Those performing jumping jacks should be aware that they are considered a high-impact exercise, as the constant jumping wears on the joints of the hips, knees and ankles. Before using jumping jacks as a substitute for other cardiovascular exercises, a physician should be consulted.

For safety, jumping jacks should be done on a soft surface and with appropriate footwear.

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