Benefits: If you want to burn off the calories from the candy bar you ate, jumping rope is the answer. 15 to 20 minutes of this simple exercise will burn as much calories. It is so good, that you can burn more calories with a jump rope than running a whole mile for 8 minutes! In this respect, jumping rope is wonderful for per-minute weight loss. It also prevents weight gain by burning any calories you ate in excess.
How to do it: Jumping rope for a solid 10 to 15 minutes is not only difficult to pull off. It’s bad for you too. It is best to alternate jumping with any low-intensity exercise like walking or marching.
Tip: You have to avoid placing extreme stress on your hips, knees, and ankles when jumping rope. This exercise has to be done properly for it to be low-impact and a better alternative to jogging. Novices are advised to use a beaded rope because it retains its shape and is easier to manipulate. If you’re an expert, go ahead and use a cloth or vinyl rope!
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