Skipping as an easy, cheap and fun exercise!

Skipping is one of the cheapest, most effective, fat burning workouts you can do. And it’s fun too. What’s stopping you?

  • The effort it takes to jump rope for 10 minutes is the equivalent of running a mile in eight minutes.
  • One hour of rope skipping will burn up to 1,300 calories.
  • According to the British Rope Skipping Association, 10 minutes of skipping can have the same health benefits as a 45-minute run.
  • Skipping is a full body workout which uses your abdominals to stabilize the body, legs for jumping, shoulders and arms for turning the rope.
  • Skipping is less jolting on your joints than running.
  • Once you’ve bought your rope, skipping is a zero-cost workout.
  • Skipping helps to improve heart rate and blood pressure.
  • It’s a good workout for all fitness levels as you can do it at a pace that suits you.
  • Skipping regularly improves flexibility.
  • It also aids your coordination and balance.
  • A regular skipping session improves muscle tone in both the lower and upper body.
  • Skipping is a weight bearing exercise so can help in improving bone density, thus helping stave off osteoporosis.