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Skipping Rope; Good For The Brain.

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Have you ever wondered what the benefits of crossing/jumping rope(s) are as we all enjoyed the fun growing up especially girls…Funny enough, it has a whole lot of thrilling health benefits you would never had imagined……

  1. Jump Rope burns a massive load of calories

Not many exercises can that many calories as quickly as the jump rope. Studies have revealed that intensive jumping activity using the jumping rope can burn over a 1000 calories per hour, with about 0.1 calories consumed per jump. Just 10 minutes of vigorous jumping rope can burn the same amount of calories as running for 30 minutes! Even jumping at a very moderate rate burns 10 to 16 calories a minute. So if you are looking to lose weight quickly and effectively, jumping rope should be the exercise you should constantly do!

2. Jump Rope is made for the busy ones

Lightweight and portable, jumping rope exercises can essentially be done anywhere. With as little as 10 minutes of vigorous skipping rope workouts, you can save up to 3-5 times the amount of time, yet achieve effective results. Jumping rope exercises won’t even take up more than a 1% of your total time – you can still maintain your health and fitness despite your fully packed schedule!

3. Jump Rope is good for your brain

We know that exercise is good for the brain. But did you know that workouts with both physical and mental demands (like skipping rope) have higher impacts on cognitive functions, as compared to exercise tasks alone (like the treadmill or stationary bike). Skipping aids in the development of the hemispheres of your brain, which further enhances spatial awareness, improves reading skills, increases memory and makes you more mentally alert. Jumping on the balls of your feet also requires your body and mind to make neural muscular adjustments to imbalances created from continuous jumping. As a result, jumping improves dynamic balance and coordination, reflexes, bone density and muscular endurance. Thus, if you are looking to burn those calories and improve your brain health at the same time (to become smarter), you should totally try out jump rope.

4. Jump Rope strengthens the heart and lungs

Skipping rope is highly recommended for to improving heart health and lung capacity (stamina), jumping rope also improves how efficiently you breathe. This becomes very beneficial when doing other aerobic activities, so that you would not be easily of breath after running down the court or swimming laps in the pool. If you have mild asthma or heart problem, skipping rope would be the best exercise to help you improve your condition.

5.Jump Rope keeps you calm

Skipping works both your brain and your body simultaneously, and hence, it requires a high concentration level and coordination between your body and your brain. To be able to master the skipping rope efficiently, your mind is able to be kept in a calm state whilst allowing your body to perform its function without any problems. Thus, with your improved ability to jump rope and be synchronous with your body, mind and the jump rope, it can actually help you be calmer in other situations. Studies have shown that boxers in the ring who jump rope are actually calmer overall than those who don’t. This is one of the reasons why boxers integrates skipping rope as part of their training regime!

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