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Jumping exercises? Hop to it!

Jumping exercises? Hop to it!

26 Mar 2024 by Ted Escobedo   2 min read

Experts say exercises that are based on jumping are a great way to help you stay fit, active and in good shape. Jumping is regarded as a type of anaerobic exercise because it involves quick bursts of energy for which your body does not rely on oxygen delivery alone. Because a lot of quick energy supply must be delivered while jumping, your body digs into the stored energy also. Other anaerobic exercises include sprinting, heavy weightlifting and high-intensity interval training (HIIT). Jumping has numerous benefits such as:
• Jumping requires no equipment or any specialized gear and you can perform a jumping workout in a small space whenever and wherever you want.
• Jumping builds strength and improves muscle tone. Jumping exercises such as rope jumping and jumping jacks are great for your upper and lower body.
• Jumping is an excellent calorie-burner. It helps you dig into the fat-burning zone. Your body stores energy as fat. Jumping helps utilize glycogen (stored carbohydrates) and fat reserves. The number of calories burned during jumping depends on the person’s weight, jumping speed and duration of the workout.
• Jumping helps improve bone density. Bone density or bone mineral density (BMD) refers to the strength of your bones. Jumping is considered one of the best workouts for improving bone health.
• Jumping improves your metabolism. It conditions your muscles and helps you burn calories even when you are resting. It boosts your metabolism so that you burn more calories throughout the day.
• Jumping improves heart health. It improves overall cardiovascular functioning.
• Jumping improves balance and muscle coordination. It is a great way to attain functional fitness, which is the fitness you can use in daily living.
• Jumping helps keep stress at bay. It is a great way to overcome workout boredom as well. Jumping helps you feel playful and relaxed. It feels good to sweat out worries in a fun way. Your body releases several chemicals such as endorphins that help relieve pain and make you feel good. You will also look better when you get in better shape.

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