BH4BP #53 – Jumping Rope: Time to Hop to It!

Photo by Drew And Merissa via Flickr

Photo by Drew And Merissa via Flickr

When most of us think about jumping rope, we picture boxers at the gym or little kids playing double dutch at the playground.  But do you jump rope?  Well maybe you should.  For some of us, the thought of jumping rope brings back wonderful memories, but those memories aren’t the only benefit that jumping rope brings. Jumping rope is a wonderful aerobic activity that can bring variety to a fitness program.

So, since I think it’s a wonderful exercise that people should consider doing, I am going to dedicate this show to the wonderful world of jumping rope.  I’ll tell you about the benefits of jumping rope and what you need to know to get started.

Here is a link to the American Heart Association’s recommendation for target heart rates.

Some references I used while researching this show are The New Wellness Encyclopedia and sparkpeople.com

The video podcast for this week is:

  1. Is It Time to Exercise, Yet?

The blog posts for this week are:

  1. Trim the Fat!
  2. Conserve Gas, Reduce Embarrassment!

If you like the show, please head on over to iTunes and give me a nice review.  It’s a great way to give me some good exposure and can help me get more listeners. Thanks for listening, everyone!

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  1. Maria Isabel says:

    Good idea! I had forgotten about jumping rope. I used to do it with my students, at recess and during Physical Education when I was teaching. It was a lot of fun. I am glad that you spoke about how much time to start with.Thanks

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