National Jump Out Day is celebrated on March 20, and we’re here to show you how you and your friends can celebrate this day. National Jump Out Day requires people to assemble outside and perform jumps as a fun recreational activity. It is similar to World Jump Day, which was created with the juvenile intention of moving the earth by making everyone on earth jump together. National Jump Out Day also asks people to jump, but the jumps need not be aimed toward achieving a specific goal. It can be just a few jumping jacks or doing the jump rope with friends.
History of National Jump Out Day
The exact origins of this holiday are debatable. While some say that the day is supposed to be celebrated exactly like how we celebrate World Jump Day, others beg to differ.
World Jump Day was created by German artist Torsten Lauschmann to bring people’s attention to the effects of global warming on the planet. The idea was to make the earth move by making a large number of people jump at the same time. Though it is scientifically proven that the negligible weight of humans would barely make a difference, people still perform the activity for fun. The day and the activity have been a topic of discussion on social media and in the scientific community. In 2012, a YouTuber made a video on what would happen if everyone on earth jumped together at the same time. The video showed how Dot Physics calculated that if all the people on earth were to jump 30 cm in the air at the same time, the earth might move about 1/100th of the width of a single hydrogen atom. In other words — our efforts would be too negligible to make a difference.
Unlike World Jump Day, National Jump Day is more of an activity that brings people together to perform a set of jumping exercises. The activity can be anything from doing jump ropes individually, jump ropes with friends, broad jumps, high jumps, plyo jumps (box jumps), or the vault. It is a good workout for the body and is sure to put everyone in a good mood.
National Jump Out Day timeline
Athletes in ancient Egyptian civilization jump over vines as part of their training.
The long jump is performed by athletes of the Ancient Greek Olympics as part of the pentathlon.
People jumping together to move the earth becomes a fun topic of discussion.
People observe this day by jumping around purely for the fun of it.
National Jump Out Day FAQs
What is the definition of jumping?
It is propelling oneself into the air or from one place to another using muscular effort.
What is the meaning of jump out?
If something jumps out, it means it is easily noticeable. It can also mean someone suddenly coming out of hiding.
How do you jump safely?
To properly execute a jump, keep your hips behind your feet and don’t let the knees go ahead of the toes. Land on the balls of the feet to minimize the impact of landing.
National Jump Out Day Activities
Jump and join in the celebration
Meet up with others in your neighborhood and engage in all types of jumping activities. If you don't want to jump, you can just give your friends company and cheer for them.
Share it on social media
Let everyone know the importance of this day. Take pictures of you and your friends celebrating National Jump Out Day by playing jumping games, and post them on your social media page.
Read about other jump-related experiments
It is said that the BBC asked 50,000 people to assemble in one place and jump together. They found that a kilometer and a half away, this jumping caused a seismic activity of magnitude 0.6 on the Richter scale. Though it is an extremely small amount, it was a fun experiment for people.
5 Intriguing Facts About Jump Ropes
There is a world record
The world record for the fastest jump rope is 188 jumps in 30 seconds.
It burns many calories
It is said that 15 minutes of jump rope can burn about 200 calories.
It is better than running
Research shows that 10 minutes of jump rope can be equal to 30 minutes of running at a steady pace.
It is popular among athletes
Most athletes perform jump ropes as it is excellent for developing conditioning, agility, and speed.
It is good for the brain
Doing the jump rope can be beneficial for the brain as it develops coordination and rhythm.
Why We Love National Jump Out Day
We have fun
This day gives us a chance to have some fun with our friends. It allows us to do something out of the ordinary, monotonous routine of our lives.
It improves our health
Jumping activities are said to be healthy for humans. They increase power and agility and also elevate endorphin levels in us. Teenagers who perform jumps a lot are said to grow taller.
It brings our attention to climate change
It is said that holidays involving jumps were created to bring people together and raise awareness of climate change and global warming. This day is a reminder to do our part in protecting our ecosystem.
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