Jump up and make the weight jump down

Many people tend to think that the only way you can lose weight is by following a weight-loss programme that involves making changes to your eating habits and going to the gym. Whilst this can work, going to the gym is not your only option.

You can burn calories anywhere by engaging in physical activities that involve equipment or not. Skipping is a simple activity that you can even engage in whilst on holiday – all you need is a skippig rope! They are relatively inexpensive to purchase and very convenient to store and take away with you, when not at home. Best of all, they can help you burn calories.  According to livestrong.com, a person weighing 73 kilograms, can burn approximately 730 calories by skipping rope for an hour.

Remember to warm up before beginning your skipping session and always stop if you experience any discomfort or pain. Note that the more fit you are, the more comfortable you will feel when exercising.

Consult your doctor

Always remember to consult with your doctor before starting any new exercise regime or making intense changes to your current one – especially if you suffer from any medical conditions and for some reason are required not to place your body or yourself under any form of stress or strain.

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Source: Livestrong.com

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