Can a childhood memory actually be a great fitness technique today? Get your jump ropes out everybody. MindBodyGreen has 5 great reasons you should jump rope everyday:
It burns a ton of calories . When you jump repeatedly, your body burns 800 to 1,000 calories an hour, compared to 200 to 300 calories burned per hour while walking.
You can take it with you anywhere. If you are traveling or not one to make time for the gym, throw a jump rope in your suitcase or bag and bring it with you wherever you go. Talk about fitting in a quick work out.
It aids in balance and coordination. Jumping rope can increase your coordination which will keep you healthier and less accident prone later on in life.
It helps you relax. When you jump, your body releases endorphins that act as pain relievers. This will give you a sense of well-being and relaxation.
It’s good for your heart. February is American Heart Health month, and there’s no better workout to get your heart rate up and keep your heart happy than jump roping. Jumping rope on a regular basis improves your cardiovascular fitness, the ability of the heart and lungs to supply oxygen to working muscles.
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