How skipping can help boost your health

How skipping can help boost your health

See how skipping can help you shed weight and boost your overall health. 

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Skipping is one of the most fun exercises to do. However, did you know that skipping for 30 minutes for five days a week ​will have tremendous results for your health? 

Let's start with how skipping can help you achieve your desired weight goal. According to statistics, half of South Africans reportedly gained weight during the lockdown period. It goes without saying that gaining weight is easy, but losing it takes determination and discipline.

One of the proven methods that helps people to lose weight is skipping. The great thing about skipping is that it can be done from the comfort of your own home and buying a skipping rope is not expensive. 

Skipping is a great calorie-burner. Healthline states: "Jumping rope is an effective workout that can burn many calories in a short time frame. For example, 20 minutes of jump rope can burn up to 241 calories for a 200-pound (91kg) person." 

However, to maintain a healthy weight, it is important that you not only exercise, but you watch your diet. 

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Apart from the benefits of weight loss, skipping does wonders for the heart. It is a great cardio exercise because it increases the heart rate.

Skip-hop reports that skipping helps to lower blood pressure. It also helps prevent blood clotting.

Other benefits of skipping according to Healthline include, building stronger bones and strengthening muscles. 

So, go ahead and start skipping to enjoy the great health benefits! 

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