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

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