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10 reasons to.. DO A SKIPPING ROPE WORKOUT.

Byline: Dr Miriam Stoppard's health focus

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.
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Title Annotation:Features; Opinion, Column
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Feb 19, 2013
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