If one is looking to lose weight, they must be consistent about their fitness routine. Since every body type is different, people may look to different things to reach their desired weight goal.
Mayur Gharat, a lifestyle and fitness influencer says that when it comes to picking economical, efficient, and do-anywhere exercises, running and jumping ropes stand out as top contenders. “Both the exercises help to build endurance, strengthen heart muscles, maintain a healthy weight and bone density, increase longevity, and improve overall fitness,” he says.
But which one is ideal? There are pros and cons of each, says Gharat.
Benefits of jumping rope
Faster weight loss
If your goal is more caloric expenditure, then jumping rope is a better option than running. One minute of it can burn 10-16 calories, which means skipping rope for 30 minutes, segmenting into three 10-minute rounds can burn around 480 calories. Ten minutes of jumping rope is equivalent to running for an eight-minute mile, which can result in faster fat loss, especially around your abdomen and trunk muscles, he explains, adding that people who have high blood pressure or heart problems should avoid it.
Strengthens lower body muscles
Jumping rope can make your lower body muscles stronger. Light and repetitive movements put less strain on your knees, improve ankle stability and develop the shape of your calves. Thus, jumping rope is a great exercise for people who have an injury that does not allow them to run.
Improves coordination and agility
Jumping ropes require quick footwork and full-body coordination with the wrists rotating in order to create continuous jumping motions. It is considered to be a great exercise for athletic conditioning, enhancing balance and coordination and building stamina.
Benefits of running
Improves cardiovascular endurance
Running is an excellent exercise to condition your cardiovascular system, strengthening the walls of the heart and increasing its overall efficiency. It also supports healthy blood flow and reduces bad cholesterol levels in the body. People who run every day tend to have stronger hearts and low pulse rates, …….