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Gabrielle Ozynski
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12 Sep 2017
10:38 am

5 amazing benefits of skipping

Gabrielle Ozynski

Skipping is a fun activity associated with kids at school – but did you know the exercise benefits that skipping offers?

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Start skipping your way to a toned body… you’ll thank us. Here are some of the many benefits:

1. Skipping improves heart rate

According to experts, it’s one of the best forms of cardio exercises out there, which in turn contributes to a healthy heart. They add that skipping will ensure you suffer less from shortness of breath amid various activities, as it will help you build your stamina.

2. It tones muscles in lower and upper body

It’s a great way to get that body into shape, say experts — from head to toe.

3. It’s a fabulous tool for weight loss

Bouncing rope for 30 minutes can burn roughly 300 calories, reveal experts, so what are you waiting for?

4. It helps improve the skin

How is that possible, you ask? Because skipping is the most convenient way to ensure that you do workout — even at home. It will increase blood circulation in the body, providing nutrients to the skin, and flushing out toxins.

5. Skipping keeps a check on osteoporosis

It improves bone density — jumping rope stimulates the bone the best in the femoral neck and helps strengthen it.

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