Benefits Of Jumping Rope: We all know Skipping is good for health. But how it is good for health, we hardly know. We have always known it for losing weight. Apart from losing weight, it is an ultimate fun, high intensity workout and also allows reminds you of your childhood while jumping over the skipping rope and burning calories at the same time.
There are a lot of benefits of jumping rope. Here are few:
1. Improves Coordination
Jumping rope helps you in improving your coordination by making you focus on your feet. Jumping over and over again makes your feet lighter.
2. Decreases Foot and Ankle Injuries
Jumping rope is beneficial for athletes who are involved in sports like basketball, tennis, football and other sports, they often suffer foot and ankle injuries from running and then stopping quick and turning. Jumping rope not only improves your foot coordination but it also increases your strength in the muscles surrounding your ankle joint and in your foot, decrease the chance of injury to those areas.
3. Burns Major Calories
As compared to jogging and walking, jumping rope burns more calories. According to studies jumping rope can achieve a “burn rate” of up to 1300 calories per hour of vigorous activity, with about 0.1 calories consumed per jump.
4. Completely Portable and Fun
You can start jumping on a rope anywhere. You can take it to work, take it to school. Warm up before your basketball game or cool down after a bike ride. It is all fun and healthy.
5. Improved Breathing Efficiency In addition to improved heart health and stamina, jumping rope helps in improving your breathing efficiency.