They're not just for kids you know. Skipping is a serious calorie burner and you don't need to spend hours doing it either. However, if you do manage the hour, you could burn around 1300 calories!
Here are a few great reasons why you should skip this summer.
It's an efficient calorie burner
Jumping with the rope for just 10 minutes can burn around 135 calories!
If you're going away either with work or on your jollies, but still want to keep up your fitness routine skipping is ideal. The rope will be lightweight and small enough to pack in your case.
Great for balance
Hopping from foot to foot will improve your balance and coordination.
Total body workout
When you skip you're going to be bracing your core, as well as working your glutes and legs. Your shoulders and arms will also be getting a workout as you turn the rope.
You can pick up a skipping rope for a few pounds, no gym membership needed. Just a space where you can comfortably skip. You can go indoors (if the ceiling is high enough!) or get some fresh air in the great outdoors.
Let's be honest, skipping makes you feel like you're 8 years old, with your only care in the world being whether you'll get the new My Little Pony for Christmas. It's fun. You can also get your kids to join in making it a kind of game. You could even add in other exercises just as jumping jacks and sprints to make a little circuit in the garden.
Will you be trying to skip your way fit this summer?