Jumping Jacks and Calories
From afar, jumping jacks look easy; but once youre in the fray, performing them, you realize how they might help you lose fat overall. The simple movement of jumping your feet apart and clapping your hands overhead and then jumping your feet back and lowering your arms can burn about 585 calories an hour for a 160 pound person, reports Health Status. If you weigh 200 pounds, calorie burning increases to 732 calories an hour. A person who weighs 240 pounds burns about 878 calories an hour with jumping jacks. This means as you lose weight, youll need to work harder to burn calories.