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Getting a Rope May Improve Your Health

By Tom Herrin

People seldom actually change, though they talk about it quite a bit.  It is not that they don’t want to change, it is simply that old habits are really hard to break.  A lot of them have good intentions about improving their diet and exercise programs. The problem is usually more of finding and managing time than of intentions.  Starting that new exercise routine can be made easier than one may think. Jumping rope can be very effective for those who have limited time, even if they think they are too old, too big, or too busy.  

It Can Strengthen Bones

There has been a considerable amount of concern about bone density, particularly among older people.  Trying to find ways to improve it is a major concern for many. Jumping has been known to be one of the best ways to do this.  Jumping rope on a regular basis can be a simple way to increase bone density. A brief workout may be a simple maintenance plan to satisfy this need.

It Can Burn Calories

Many times, the idea of trying to burn calories makes people think of intense work and covering great distances.  Jumping rope is an activity that is very self-paced. For those whose condition does not warrant speed or endurance, they can set a slow pace.  If will only take a short period of time to become acclimated and develop a rhythm. The participant can then establish a pace that is comfortable for them.  As desired, the speed and length of time can be increased. It is a very personal workout. For those wanting to really burn a large number of calories, the possibilities are limitless.  It has been said that an hour of intense jumping may burn as man as 1,300 calories. That is a lot, but take it easy to start and slowly work up.

It Can Be Done Almost Anywhere

A rope is inexpensive and very portable.  You can carry one in a purse, backpack, or other bag.  You can jump rope in front of the television, outdoors, at an office, or just about anywhere.  If you want some simple way to begin getting in shape, try jumping rope. All you really need to do is make yourself get the rope out and start jumping.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Corpus Christi, Tex.

 

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