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Jump, Jump

Filed Under: Exercise and Fitness at 5:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Jumping rope is not just for kids. In fact, this fun game normally played by children offer many health benefits and is considered a great physical activity. Jumping rope is an activity not only suited for competition or recreation, but also for a cardiovascular workout, similar to jogging or bicycle riding.

Recent studies have shown that children in the United States are far too sedentary, and child obesity is a major concern. Jump roping can be a great alternative to keep your kids active. On top of that, you use this fun exercise to stay in shape.

This aerobic exercise can achieve a “burn rate” of up to 1000 calories per hour of vigorous activity, with about 0.1 calories consumed per jump, and is one of the most efficient workouts possible.

Jumping rope can tone muscles in the entire body, developing long, lean muscles in all major muscle groups, both upper and lower. Jumping rope optimizes cardiovascular conditioning and maximizes athletic skills combining agility, balance, coordination, timing, and endurance.

Furthermore, jumping rope can avoid knee damage which may occur during running, since the impact of each jump or step is absorbed by both legs. It also helps strengthen the arms and shoulders. This combination of an aerobic workout and coordination-building footwork has made jumping rope a popular form of exercise for athletes, especially boxers, and professional wrestlers.

Additionally, jumping rope is very inexpensive if compared to many other popular fitness products. Accessible to everyone, all you need is a relatively small area (3’ x 4’) to jump rope and can be done in places such as living room, backyard, office, or sidewalks.

Lucky Vitamin offers a many different types of jump ropes. Just choose your favorite model and style and star jumping.

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