Summer is here and the weather is exercise friendly. There are countless ways to exercise, even if a gym is out of reach. One of my favorite activities to do at home is jump rope. I'm talking about the good old-fashioned schoolyard skip. Jump roping is, minute-for-minute, one of the single most comprehensive and beneficial exercises you can do. It works the entire body, burns calories, develops long, lean muscles in all major muscle groups (read: toned thighs, calves, butt, shoulders) and optimizes cardiovascular conditioning. So your stamina improves each time you do it. It also happens to be cheap, convenient, portable, and a quick way to work out when time is limited. Just 10 to 15 minutes can equate to running a mile.
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|Date:||Jul 1, 2011|
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