When was the last time you jumped rope? It is portable, inexpensive, and a great exercise that reduces stress while giving you a great workout that burns tons of calories. You can jump rope alone but it is also a great fun, family activity. For instance, here are jump rope workout games and activities for kids and family.
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, exercise, like jumping rope, is a great tool for reducing stress. Exercise helps your body produce endorphins. Endorphins are the chemicals in your brain that act as natural painkillers that help reduce your stress and create calm.
Rock and Roll With Your Jump Rope Workout
Put on your favorite sneakers, find a great open space, turn up your favorite music, and grab your jump rope. If you haven’t jumped rope in a while make sure you jump high. After a week or so you can try to stay an inch off the ground. Your kids can put their jump rope in their backpack and have fun jumping rope with friends at school.
Get a Good Rope
A lightweight cloth or vinyl rope will work but a beaded rope holds its shape and is easier to control. Try to get your favorite color and make sure you keep your jump rope where you can grab it in a moment. You can take a few minutes and get to your garage, porch, or exercise room and let the calories burn, your brain relax and experience some real fun.