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If You Are Concerned about Bone Density, Jump Rope

By Tom Herrin

Since there is plenty of health information available today, people can have a better idea of what kinds of needs they may have.  One of the most common seems to be bone health. There is a greater awareness in today's health environment of problems associated with poor bone density. While diet and genetics are both factors, there are things that can be done for those who may potentially be affected in a bad way.  Picking up a rope and jumping can be one of best activities people can engage in to make a positive difference.

It Can Create Better Coordination

As people age, they tend to be more prone to accidents.  Improving coordination can help to avoid many of these. Jumping rope is a natural activity for building better coordination.  It is controlled and can help people to manage their bodies’ more effectively. Jumping for only a few minutes on a regular basis can help the individual to improve it.  Coordination is necessary for so many things people do that the benefits are numerous.

It Is Highly Portable

The great thing about jumping rope is that the only space needed is enough to jump, which is not much more than the body occupies.  It can be done inside or out, at home or at work. Ropes can be carried in almost anything. There is no other elaborate equipment needed.  Many people prefer to jump barefooted. It is a great way to burn calories and can be at whatever pace the participant chooses. For those who become serious about it, it has been said that an hour of intense jumping can burn as many as 1,300 calories.

It Can Strengthen Bones

For those concerned about bone density, jumping rope may be one of most productive activities.  Jumping is considered to be a great way to increase density. You can do so for a few minutes each day and help protect yourself against many of the problems associated with poor density.  What a simple way to invest time and effort for better health. If you are trying to find that right exercise that can deliver for you, get a rope and start jumping. You can jump as slow or fast as you want.  The key is to get started and establish a routine. You may find that it can do wonders for you.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Oceanside, Calif.


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