By Holly Lebowitz Rossi
October 12, 2011

First lady Michelle Obama, who is using her role to champion the causes of healthy eating and fitness for children, attempted Tuesday to help break the Guinness World Record for the most people to do jumping jacks for one minute.

The Associated Press reported that Obama led hundreds of local children in one minute of jumping jacks on the South Lawn of the White House. The event was reviewed by a Guinness World Records official, and it signaled the beginning of a 24-hour challenge to have more than 20,000 people around the world doing the exercise for one minute.  The previous record was set on March 22, 2011, with 20,425 jumpers taking part.

Guinness will announce the official result today at 3 pm.

(image via: http://www.washingtonpost.com/)

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