"Jumping rope offers a combination of benefits to bone, balance and muscles that most types of exercise can’t match." For more, this workout is extremely easy to set up. Only one rope required. No matter outdoor or indoor, individual or group.
"Like a group of musicians unaccustomed to playing with one another, your brain and major muscle groups can struggle to stay in sync—especially as you age. Jumping rope helps them perform in concert, which can lower your risk for slips and awkward falls." We are born with this coordination skill but we just lose it when we grew up and didn't use it from time to time.
"A study in the Journal of Applied Physiology found that young women who jumped as high as they could just 10 times, three times a week for six months, increased bone mineral density in their legs and the lower half of their spines."
"A study of young soccer players found that compared to kids who only practiced their soccer drills, those who incorporated a jump-rope routine better improved their balance and motor coordination." Rope jumping is not only for general fitness, it is also beneficial to athletes.
Original source from TIME. 時代雜誌的原文。