Jumping rope is one play activity many of us have done in our childhood and we loved it because it’s fun and engaging. However because of various factors we stopped when we became adults. We stopped at a time we most needed it.
Jumping rope is one activity which when done regularly can keep your body fit and in shape. Basically it comes with a number of health benefits.
The City Gym, a premium gymnasium in Kampala says jumping rope is inexpensive, you can do it anywhere and no fancy equipment is needed. In one of its Facebook posts, The City Gym provides five ways that jumping rope can increase your health and give you a body that looks strong and toned.
Jumping rope is a weight bearing exercise; therefore it can improve bone density to help prevent osteoporosis.
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.
Jumping rope is also a great cardio workout that can burn calories fast and help you shed those extra pounds.
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.
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.