We live in a world that runs on drama and money. Every significant aspect of our lives is either influenced by social interaction or monetary exchange. In this constant hassle to consume, produce and reproduce we tend to ignore the activities that involve spending time with ourselves. We all need a bit of me-time without any source of external motivation and entertainment. Binging your favourite daily show might be your ideal activity to do when you are alone, but that is not doing any good for you. We are not telling you to stop watching TV but instead asking you to spare a few minutes of your free time doing something fun and beneficial.
Skipping is one such activity. Which not only sends you back to your childhood days but also provides you with a healthier self. It is like you are getting paid to have fun when the payment is the many benefits we are going to mention below. Before that let us take care of your excuses and remind you, that unlike a gym membership buying a skipping rope isn't expensive. Skipping is neither boring like meditation nor involves you to step out of the house like running. If you have any more excuses, we will be happy to cater to those in the comments.
Now, let's get started with the advantages that skipping will offer.
1. Healthier heart
Skipping is a great cardiovascular exercise. It has a positive impact on the entire cardiovascular system involving the heart, lungs, veins and arteries. Skipping enhances the capacity of this framework which helps the heart to perform its function more efficiently. Skipping is a great way to improve your heart rate as well as your blood pressure.
2. Weight loss
Skipping is a great exercise for weight loss. While "10 minutes of skipping burns as many calories as 45 minutes of running" so it is an absolute no brainer to missout on the effects of skipping on your weight. Everyone dreams about losing weight without sacrificing on the most amazing food and skipping might be your way out.
3. Tones Muscle
If you thought your leg day at the gym was the only way to tone your lower body muscles you might be wrong. Skipping is a great exercise to tone the muscles of your legs and lower body. Daily skipping will help you build stronger and more conditioned muscles.
4. Bone Density
Skipping hasn't forgotten your bones while taking care of your muscles. Skipping is a weight-bearing exercise that helps in improving bone density, reducing the chances of osteoporosis. Also, jumping rope involves less jolting that other cardio workout including running.
You thought the benefits of skipping were limited to internal organs, but that's not the case here. Jumping ensures that you sweat which helps flush out toxins from the skin. Also, a good blood circulation helps provide more nutrients to the skin making it healthier.
6. Balance and Flexibility
Even if you are not a gymnast or a dancer, improving your balance will help you. An improved balance helps you perform basic physical activities more efficiently. Skipping has been used for ages to improve flexibility. If you want to be the best in your yoga class or simply want to impress your partner skipping is the thing for you.
7. Mental Health
Skipping is great for your mental health as it helps release endorphins which are the happiness hormones. Not only skipping reduces the chances of being sad it also helps in managing anxiety and stress. Brownie points to jumping rope for being inexpensive to not hinder your mental health with financial constraints.
Skipping improves agility which comes handy in all aspects of life. Whether you are a housewife or a corporate worker, agility will ensure better performance of the everyday task. If you are competitive, agility will surely give you an edge over others your age.
Skipping helps in boosting the immune system. It does this by regulating the metabolism and the heart. Skipping being a full-body workout ensures the health and betterment of different parts of your body to increase. A healthier body is more resistant to external disease-causing factors.
10. Endurance and Stamina
Skipping ensures that your endurance and your stamina improves. It performs this function by improving the functioning of your respiratory organs along with your motor organs. If you start skipping regularly from tomorrow, you'll be able to notice an improvement in your performance in a week.
That was the tenth advantage on our list of the benefits of skipping. No matter what age or gender you belong to, jumping rope will be beneficial for you. So, what are you waiting for now?
Let's jump our way into a healthier and happier life.