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2014-02-20 12:28:05

WARSAW, N.C., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The elementary students of Duplin, Sampson and Bladen counties in North Carolina are jumping at the chance to help fight heart disease, our nation's No. 2 cause of death among children. Jump Rope for Heart allows them to learn about "Heart Healthy" living and participate in fun, active physical activities. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140220/CG68211LOGO) By 2020 the American Heart Association wants to improve the...

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2010-11-22 09:25:29

Princeton researchers use robotics and high-speed cameras to examine engineering principles behind common game Jump ropes are used by kids for fun and by athletes for training. But what about the underlying physics? How do jump ropes work? Can important engineering principles be studied? Jeff Aristoff and Howard Stone of Princeton University have built themselves a robotic jump rope device that controls all the rope parameters -- rope rotation rate, rope density, diameter, length, and the...

2010-02-01 19:51:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- (Nasdaq: JMBA) -- Jamba Juice Company and The California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CAHPERD) broke the Guinness World Record* today for the "Most People Jumping/Skipping Rope at the Same Time" during the 2010 CAHPERD Jamba Jump Day(TM) event. Kicking off American Heart Month this morning at 9am, CAHPERD and Jamba Juice led 88,000 Californians in schools, nonprofit organizations, businesses, service...

2010-02-01 18:14:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- (Nasdaq: JMBA) -- Jamba Juice Company and The California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CAHPERD) broke the Guinness World Record today for the "Most People Jumping/Skipping Rope at the Same Time" during the 2010 CAHPERD Jamba Jump Day event. Kicking off American Heart Month this morning at 9am, CAHPERD and Jamba Juice lead 83,000 Californians in schools, nonprofit organizations, businesses, service...

2010-01-08 05:01:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- (Nasdaq: JMBA) -- Jamba Juice Company and The California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CAHPERD) announced today its shared mission to keep California's children healthy and active with the 2010 Jamba Jump Day(TM) event -- a mass attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the "Most People Jumping/Skipping Rope at the Same Time". On Monday, February 1, 2010, at 9am, CAHPERD and Jamba Juice will lead...

2009-07-20 23:28:52

Jumping rope is not only a super form of exercise, it has become a competitive U.S. national sport, a U.S. freestyle jump roper says. Liz Butterfield, the best female single-rope freestyle jump roper in America, says since the formation of USA Jump Rope in 1995, the sport has been on the rise, both as a competitive activity and as a way to increase strength, balance and cardiorespiratory endurance. Butterfield, a student at Ithaca College, Ithaca, N.Y., went before judges and a national...

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2009-05-20 10:15:00

Pittsburgh police said a 17-year-old faces theft and animal cruelty charges for allegedly using a snake from his school's biology room as a jump rope. Authorities said the student stole the snake Monday from Allderdice High School and was later seen using the reptile as a jump rope, KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh, reported Wednesday. The teenager will be charged in juvenile court, police said. The snake survived the experience and is being examined by a veterinarian.

2008-10-07 12:00:19

Adults gain substantial health benefits from two and a half hours a week of moderate aerobic physical activity, and children benefit from an hour or more of physical activity a day, according to the new Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The comprehensive set of recommendations for people of all ages and physical conditions was released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The guidelines are designed so people can easily fit physical activity into their...

2008-08-03 12:00:08

By CARY ASPINWALL WORKOUT Jumping rope. WHAT IT IS An inexpensive, simple option for those who like to work out at home or on the road. WHERE YOU CAN GET IT About $10-$20 at Target stores and other retailers. IT'S BEST FOR Those without joint problems, anyone needing a cardio boost for their workout. GEAR NEEDED Jump rope, athletic shoes. DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY 2 SNEAKERS (on a scale of 1 to 4 sneakers) DEGREE OF FUN 2 SNEAKERS (on a scale of 1 to 4 sneakers)...

2008-07-29 00:00:15

By Karen Matthews NEW YORK - The popular urban street pastime called double dutch, in which competitors jump between two ropes twirled eggbeater- style, is getting more recognition, becoming an officially sanctioned sport in New York City high schools. School officials say adding double dutch to the calendar should get hundreds of students participating in an enjoyable aerobic activity. "We're always thinking, what do we need to do to get more kids playing?" said Eric Goldstein, chief...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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