10 Benefits Of Picking Up A Jump Rope

What's going on guys, welcome back to Shano-studio.blogspot.com. I remember when I was in elementary school, there was this fundraising campaign going on throughout the district every year called “Jump Rope for Heart”. I think it was to encourage kids to raise money for awareness of physical activity, healthy eating, and childhood obesity.

What I remember most is when I can jump rope with my friends and follow the program. T-shirt that I used to wear around all the time. I loved it!

Well, now, as an adult, I’ve rediscovered my love for the old skipping rope. I recently mentioned that the lady who’s been giving me reiki sessions recommended I give it a try as a way to get my heart pumping throughout the day and improve my energy. Well, I took the suggestion, and I’m hooked! So I wanted to share with you ten great reasons why you may consider picking up a jump rope.

Benefits Of Picking Up A Jump Rope

#1. Exercise is important for beautiful skin

If you want beautiful skin, you need to exercise. You don’t have to go to the gym, but you do need to get off your butt a little bit every day… let’s face it – we all know that moving your body is a huge part of being healthy, even if you have no skin problems! Jumping rope is an excellent form of exercise that is fun, easy to do, and inexpensive (points we will be covering in the rest of the article!)

Exercise can help reduce acne in the following ways:
  • It increases blood flow, which means more nutrients get to your skin
  • Promotes elimination of toxins
  • Strengthens internal organs to work more efficiently
  • Can open pores and  eliminate toxins through sweat
  • Heavily contributes to hormonal balance
  • Relieves tension and stress

#2. Jumping is the best exercise for a healthy Lymphatic System

The lymphatic system is like your body’s sewer system. It removes all sorts of waste and toxins from your blood and moves them out to be eliminated. However, unlike your circulatory system, the lymphatic system doesn’t have a pump. It relies on the expansion and contraction of your muscles to move it around your body.

A healthy, circulating lymphatic system is very important to healthy, beautiful skin. And it just so happens that the up and down motion of jumping rope ( jumping on a trampoline, also) is one of the absolute best exercises for moving the lymph system.

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#3. It’s a full body workout

Jumping rope literally has it all – it works your legs, it works your ABS, it works your arms, it works your heart, it works your mind. It increases strength, agility, speed, time and rhythm. The impact of the medium increases bone density, but not as difficult as your joints when running. It’s both a fantastic cardio and strength training workout all in one.

#4. You can do it anywhere

I know it looks like you need plenty of room to lift the rope, but it does not. A little bit in front, a little bit in back, and some overhead clearance, and you’re golden. At first I assumed I would not be able to get inside my tiny house - but I could be in a certain rectangular room in my living room without any problems.

Being able to do it indoor is great news –  it will be the perfect thing to get me off my butt in the dead of winter when outdoor activity doesn’t look very inviting!

#5. Equipment is minimal and easily transported

All these benefits, and you do not even require a fancy machine, heavy, or complicated equipment. A jump rope is simple, and so discreet – put it in your backpack (or your purse), you won’t even know it’s there, and you can take it anywhere with you.

#6. It’s inexpensive

My jump rope only cost me 9 bucks! So cheap, and well worth it. You can get a jump rope in the department department's fitness department, or at a sports store. You can also see thrift stores, or in toy stores.

#7. It’s fun!

You see, I’ve been looking for something that will help me to stay more active during the day when I am working at home from my computer. It’s just so easy to be a lump on the couch. And especially because I couldn’t think of anything that sounded fun to get me up and moving on a regular basis. I thought about maybe getting up and doing a few reps with my hand weights or something – but ugh. Sounded so boring. Never happened.

Well, I am happy to say that getting up and jumping rope for five minutes every so often throughout the day has filled my needs – it reminds me of being a kid, so it’s fun, and I actually look forward to my next jump Sesh.

#8. It’s simple, fast, and non-interruptive

Another thing that was a problem in my quest to find something to get me moving more throughout the day is that I needed an exercise that was both fun, and fast.

For example, I’ve been absolutely loving riding my bike all summer, and I still plan to continue this, but getting up to go for a bike ride isn’t something I want to do multiple times a day because it’s not fast. You have to get dressed for the weather, get your helmet, your water, get your bike out – and then it’s not something that gets your heart pumping super fast right away. I feel like you need to go for a decent sized bike ride to make it worthwhile.

Jump rope, on the other hand - you just wear some shoes, grab your rope, jump for a few minutes both inside and outside – and then you can easily go right back to what you were doing!

#9. It can warm you up quickly if you’re feeling cold

I have a problem – I love green smoothies for breakfast, but because I use a lot of frozen fruit and greens in them, I get super cold whenever I drink them! My instinct is that I always want to have a bath after to warm up, which I often do, but it’s not always convenient.

I’ve noticed that jumping rope is an excellent remedy to this! Five minutes of jumping and voila – the cold is a thing of the past. I also look forward to using this trick on cold winter mornings, before we can get the woodstove on to heat up the house.

#10. There are tons of tricks to keep it interesting

Once you are an expert at jumping rope, or you can do long jump rope exercises, I can imagine it might be a bit repetitive - but fortunately there are all sorts of variations you can do with the jump rope to keep things interesting.

Tricks and variations include a basic one hop, springboard back and forth, one foot jump, side straddles, front bulge, walk in place, doubled down, skier, and arm cross! Click here for an article that further explains these.

I haven’t gotten that far to try out many of these, but sometimes I do – I just do what I feel like! So far my favorite thing is to either jump along to a favorite song, and each time I do it, try to jump for  a long song – or I like to count my jumps and every time I do a Sesh, I try to beat my last score. I’m getting better! I started at being able to do 150 before getting winded, and now I’m well over 500.

Extra Jump Rope Tips
  • How long should your jump rope be? It should go from shoulder to shoulder while you’re stepping on it. Most adult jumps ropes are 9 feet when you buy them, but they can usually be shortened.
  • Wear shoes while jumping – you’ll believe me the first time you smack yourself in the bear foot when you mess up a jump! It smarts.
  • If you’re trying to get fit, try interval training with your jump rope – for example, jump 30 seconds super intense, 1 minute light, and repeat. Interval training gets better results in less time than regular output exercise.


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