Health Tip: Jumping Rope for Exercise
(HealthDay News) -- Jumping rope is no longer just for 6-year-old girls. Experts say it's a great way to exercise your heart, and it can improve eye-hand-foot coordination.
The American Council on Exercise offers these suggestions for jump ropers who are just starting out:
Keep a light grip on the handles.
Hold your elbows close to your body and keep your shoulders relaxed.
Keep your knees slightly bent.
Use your wrist to turn the rope and create a smooth arc in the rope as it swings over your head.
Maintain good posture with your head up and back straight.
Don't jump too high. This will help reduce impact on knees and ankles.
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