How much should the average adult exercise or in this case Jump Rope every day to lose weight?
For most healthy adults, the recommendation is to get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity a week. Good news is, jumping rope can be either or depending on if you use a weighted jump rope set or jump rope HIIT workouts.
The guidelines suggest that you spread out this exercise during the course of a week. Greater amounts of jumping rope will provide even greater health benefit. But even small amounts of jumping rope are helpful. Just being active for short periods of time throughout the day can add up and provide amazing health benefits.
Strength training. To maximize your jump rope training and fitness goals, it's a good idea to add in strength training exercises for all major muscle groups at least two times a week. Good news is by switching up your jump rope with a heavy rope will do just the trick. Try doing 30 sec intervals of a weighted rope followed by a lighter one. Using a weighted rope for resistance will tire your muscles after about 3-5 intervals.
If you're new to jumping rope aim for at least 10-20 minutes of jumping rope (depending on your fitness level) 3-5 days a week. If you want to lose weight, maintain weight loss or meet specific fitness goals, you may need to exercise more and adjust your diet.
TIPS- Just by reducing your sitting time is important, too. Bring your jump rope to the office or at the park with your kids. It's the best exercise that is portable, fun and will give you a fullbody workout.
The more hours you sit each day, the higher your risk of metabolic problems. Sitting too much can negatively impact your health and longevity, even if you get the recommended amount of daily physical activity. Just get up a jump ;-)
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WHO DIS? About the author
Karly Kent, Founder of Gratitude Ropes, a former competitive jump roper, certified fitness coach, and mom of two, turned her childhood passion into a mission to help others get fit while finding gratitude and appreciation for life.
Karly knows first hand how striving for our fitness and life goals can make us take our achievements, body, and current lives for granted. Karly teaches others how to jump rope, get fit and inspires others to go after their dreams despite what is being thrown at them, with gratitude.
That inspired her to launch her own Jump Ropes, called Gratitude Ropes. To serve as a reminder to take a moment and appreciate the tiny wins around us, that’s when our world starts to change. It's the small things that add up and can carry you through those hard times.
Jumping Rope is her Jam!