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IDEA Helps First Lady Shatter Record

by Ryan Halvorson on Feb 14, 2012

Making News

On October 11, 2011, you may have felt the earth shake—and it had nothing to do with a natural seismic event. As part of her Let’s Move! campaign to fight childhood obesity, First Lady Michelle Obama urged all Americans to join her in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most people performing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period. And they did it! The previous record was set by 20,000 people. An astonishing 300,265 people across the nation helped Mrs. Obama break the record and make history—while shining a spotlight on the childhood obesity epidemic.

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Ryan Halvorson

Ryan Halvorson IDEA Author/Presenter

Ryan Halvorson is the chief content officer for Fit Scribe Media (www.fitscribemedia.com); contributing editor for IDEA Health & Fitness Association; director of group training at Bird Rock Fit in La Jolla, CA; a Master Instructor for Metabolic Effect and the creator of www.Fat2Fitin30.com, a lifestyle organization dedicated to finding ways to achieve improved fitness, nutrition and healthy living habits in 30 minutes or less. He is an internationally recognized speaker and has written for publications such as DETAILS and GQ.