Jumping rope isn’t just for kids. Jumping rope is a simple way to incorporate aerobic (cardio) exercise into your day without going to the gym. Regular aerobic exercise lowers the risk of developing certain diseases including heart disease and diabetes.
Three Reasons to Jump Rope
- Convenient: Going on a business trip or short on time? Pack a jump rope for a quick and efficient workout while on the road.
- Effective: Jumping rope burns calories similar to other cardio exercises (running, biking, etc.) If you’re new to exercise, jumping rope is a great way to kickstart your exercise routine. Start off slowly and increase your time as your endurance improves.
- Fun: Want to play with your kids but still workout? Make a game out of it and include your family for a fun activity. Bored with your regular exercise routine? Jumping rope can add some variability and excitement to your normal workouts.
Try this jump rope workout from the American Council on Exercise (ACE).