TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Last updated on – Nov 7, 2019, 19:00 IST
01/6Start skipping rope from today!
What is the first thought that comes to your mind when somebody says exercise or workout? Gym, right? This is not something uncommon. For most of the people getting leaner and fitter means shedding sweat in the gym and running miles on the treadmill. But if truly you want to stay fit and active then it is not necessary at all to go to the gym or get enrolled in any fitness classes. All you need is a jumping rope, some open space, and little motivation.
Heavy and complicated pieces of equipment cannot always guarantee you a fit body, this can even be achieved simply by jumping rope at the comfort of your home. Jumping rope to stay fit is not something new, even the best athletes on earth do this because it’s an incredible way to exercise.
Here are five reasons why you should jump rope every day.
02/6It improves your coordination
Skipping a rope can improve the coordination between your eyes, feet, and hands. Whether you are keeping a close watch on your feet and rope movement or not, but your brain is aware of how your feet are moving. The more variations you do with the rope, the more conscious and coordinated you will be.
03/6Improves your cognitive function
Jumping up and down over the rope will help your brain learn new motor patterns. This will increase the nervous system communication between your brain, wrists and leg muscles, which can be beneficial in the long run.
04/6You will burn calories
Skipping rope every day for a limited period of time and at a fixed pace will also help you burn calories. You can include short, high-intensity interval sets to activate your muscles and burn more calories. Jumping rope can also help you build muscles over time.
05/6It reduces the risk of foot and ankle injury
Performing this exercise can actually help to strengthen your lower leg and calf muscles which reduces the risk of foot and ankle injury. Skipping rope also teaches you to balance your body.
06/6Improves Bone Density
This is actually the best exercise to increases your bone density. Regularly performing this exercise make your bones stronger and makes your muscles more flexible.
Disclaimer: People suffering from joint and knee pain should not attempt this exercise