Can’t beat skipping to start the day!
Followed by day 29 Shred! 1 day to go woohoo!!
Unlike running or jogging, where the arms move sympathetically to the the rest of your body and have no need to be clenched, extended or retracted, skipping is approximately 40% upper body and 60% lower body.
Depending on your weight and exertion level you’ll burn between 70-110 extra calories in a ten minute session.
1 hour of skipping, at speed would result in a loss of between 600 and 900 calories. WOW!
A high level of coordination is needed to be able to skip to a reasonable level. To skip for a continuous period without stopping requires cross-lateral ambi-dexterity and a very high level of fitness. Both sides of the brain, both sides of the body.
Jumping increases levels of calcium, thus helping to prevent osteoporosis. The Osteoporosis Society recommends 2 to 5 minutes of skipping every day to help prevent osteoporosis.