5 Benefits to Jumping Rope

Many of us when we were young would spend hours outside with our friends jumping rope.  But did you know it is also an incredible and fun way to exercise and keep your entire body toned and fit.  Rope jumping is inexpensive, you can do it anywhere, no fancy equipment needed or excuses that you can’t make it to the gym.  Here are five ways that jumping rope can increase your health and give you a body looks strong and toned.

1.  Bone Health

Jumping rope is a weight bearing exercise, therefore it can improve bone density to help prevent osteoporosis.

2.  Full body workout

Jumping rope engages your whole body from your arms, shoulders and wrists to your core muscles through to your legs.  It’s also a great abdominal workout, since your core really has to work hard to contract to stabilize your entire body.  If you’ve only got 10 minutes to work out, grab your jump rope for a full body workout that will make you sweat in no time.

3.  Calorie burner

Jumping rope is also a great cardio workout that can burn calories fast and help you shed those extra pounds.

4.  Increases Cardiovascular fitness

Seeing that it gets the heart pumping, jumping rope can increase your heart strength and reduce your risk for heart disease. So important as we get older.

5.  Increase Muscle Tone in your lower body

Want strong, toned, lean legs?  Well, who doesn’t!  Jumping rope activates the major muscles in your lower body such as the glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps and calves.  Since you are using your own body weight for resistance it can increase your lean body mass and build muscular endurance.

It’s time to be a kid again and start jumping rope.  Do you remember any songs you sang while playing jump rope as a kid?  If so, please share in the comments below!