10 reasons to.. DO A SKIPPING ROPE WORKOUT.
1 The effort it takes to jump rope for 10 minutes is the equivalent of running a mile in eight minutes.
2 According to the British Skipping Rope Association, 10 minutes' skipping can have the same health benefits as a 45-minute run.
3 Skipping gives a full-body workout, which uses your core muscles to stabilise the body, legs for jumping, shoulders and arms for turning the rope.
4 Skipping is less jolting on your joints than running.
5 Once you've got your rope, skipping costs nothing.
6 Skipping improves heart rate and blood pressure.
7 It's a good workout for all fitness levels.
8 It also aids your coordination and balance.
9 A regular skipping session improves muscle tone.
10 Skipping can help improve bone density.