Jump rope for fun and fitness!

Do you remember as a child, playing jump rope games? It probably didn't feel like much of a workout back then, but using it for cardio is a great way to get in shape whether you are doing a gym workout or a home workout. Jump ropes are inexpensive to purchase, and they are compact enough that you can take them with you when you travel, so that you can always do a bit of cardio no matter where you are! And ropes maximize the calories burned. Jumping rope, you can burn up to 1000 calories an hour!

Benefits of Using A Jump Rope

Using a rope for cardio is a great way to improve your coordination. If you have not used a rope since you were a kid, you may find it difficult to get the hang of it again. But keep trying and it's like riding a bicycle, you will soon remember how to do it.

Jumping exercises are good for the body. When your body is at the top of the jump, it is weightless for just a second. This weightlessness is a great break for your body, it has been shown that people who perform more exercises that involve jumping, are less stressed, sleep better, have a healthier lymphatic system, have more energy, have relief from back pain, have a slower aging process.... the benefits are endless! Exercises that include jumping are mostly jump rope, and rebounding on a mini trampoline.

Another benefit of a rope workout is that it is inexpensive. You can purchase a rope for less than $10. There are not many other pieces of fitness equipment that you can get for that price.

Jump ropes are also very convenient. You can use it outside, and you can use it inside if the ceiling is high enough. You can put it in your suitcase and do it in your hotel room when traveling. You can easily use the rope for only five minutes at a time throughout the day if you can't fit in a full workout. This will keep your metabolism high all day long!

Jumping rope is FUN! It is important to find an activity that you enjoy doing. Chances are that you will enjoy jumping rope; it will likely put a smile on your face! If you are stressed out or having a bad day, just five minutes of jumping will get your blood circulating, and will get you feeling much more positive and happy.

If you have kids, using a rope with them is a great family activity. You can give each child his or her own rope. You can make up games and fancy footwork to try together. Being active as a family will install the important value of physical activity in your children. What better way to spend quality time together than doing something fun and active?

Pick up a rope today, and try to use it for at least 5 minutes every day for two weeks. Then evaluate how you feel. Chances are you will feel happier and more energetic than you have in a long time!

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