Running a mile burns about 120 calories, which is equivalent to 720 jumping jacks, according to Fatburn's online fat burning calculator. Calories burned vary depending on an individual's weight, workout intensity and body metabolism.
Running a mile at 5 miles per hour and jumping jacks at one jump per second burns on average approximately 573 calories per hour, depending on the person's weight or variable speed. The benefit of both running and jumping is that there is no equipment needed. The negative might be the strain on joints from the impact of both exercises.
Many online websites provide calculators where users can enter their weights, activity and time to determine how many calories have been burned.
Exercise is the best way to control weight, ensure health and feel good. Generally, 30 minutes of activity is a good daily goal, notes the Mayo Clinic.