How To Skip Yourself Fit

You may think of skipping as a childish way to get around – and it may be – but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get in on the skipping routine. Not only will skipping around instantly boost you mood (Have you ever seen an unhappy person skipping? We didn’t think so!), but also skipping will instantly add spunk to your usual fitness routine causing you to workout longer, harder and more happily!

So, here are 5 reasons to skip yourself fit

Explosive endurance. Skip around the yard with your kids or dog and boost your cardiovascular fitness at the same time. In much the same way you would embark on a running routine, take your time and increase both you speed and distance slowly.

3 things you need to know about endurance!

Better coordination. While you may think of skipping as simple, our less than coordinated selves would beg to differ. Practice, though, and your skipping skills will quickly improve – as will your coordination.

Improved muscle tone. Left your legs higher, keep your abs pulled up and in and pump those arms to increase muscle tone without lifting a single weight!

The 24 minute jumprope workout!

Increased enjoyment. If running on the treadmill is boring you to the core, try skipping instead. You’ll get just as great of a workout, but that extra spring in your step will boost your mood and make working out considerably more fun – even for the fitness-haters out there!

It’s free. Need we say more?!

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