Health Benefits of Jumping Rope

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Burn calories
The simple way for weight loss is to burn more calories than consumed. You can easily achieve weight loss by doing this calorie busting cardio activity. Jumping rope for about one hour helps you to burn up to 1000 calories. Several muscles like abs, back, glutes, chest, shoulders and arms are involved to perform skipping rope exercise which makes this activity a highly effective exercise for weight loss. Beginners should begin with a shorter goal like 10 minutes only and then increase the time slowly.

Improved Cardiovascular Fitness
Jumping rope improves the cardiovascular fitness almost like running or jogging. The action of jumping increases the heart rate which strengthens the cardiac & lung and makes them healthy. Improved cardiovascular fitness means more stamina and less breathless while performing daily tasks. Before engaging in any exercise, you must consult your doctor to make sure about that your heart can handle it.

Bone health
Another benefit of jumping rope is that it increases the bone density and thus prevents osteoporosis. This weight bearing activity increases bone mass by putting stress on the bone. The greatest improvement can be seen in ankles legs and hips.
 

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Tones Body Muscles
Jumping rope on a regular basis is an excellent way to enhance the legs and lower body muscles. Just one day after performing the skipping rope exercise, some soreness can be experienced in your legs. The soreness is because the muscles are working hard to cause microtears which will repair themselves in some days. Due to this damage and repair, the muscles become stronger, bigger and more toned compared to while you started the skipping rope.

Complete Body Workout
Just like swimming, all the muscles in the body are engaged while perform jumping rope exercise. The swinging motion uses the forearms, shoulders and biceps; the jumping motion makes sure that the neck and torso are stay aligned whereas the calf muscles, thighs and ankles helps to absorb the jump and landing pressure. Thus, complete full-body workout.

Other Benefits of Jumping Rope


  • Skipping rope is easy to learn and doesn’t require any trainer or coach.
  • It is a zero-cost workout after you have purchased your rope.
  • Improve coordination and rhythm between hands and feet movements.
  • It improves flexibility, attention skills, balance & posture and athletic skills.
  • It can be performed by any person regardless of age.
  • It improves your reflexes, balance and posture.
  • Increase mental alertness and memory.
 

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thank you Lavanya for bringing out the health benefits of jumping rope exercise.
 

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