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High Speed #LimmJumpRope

August 11, 2015

Limm High Speed Jump RopeWhen I was in school we had jump-ropes available to play with at recess and lunch break. We would use them on our own, or to play as a group. I liked using multiple ropes with my friends to play skipping games like double dutch. It saddens me that schools no longer make bounce balls, skipping ropes, rackets, nets, and other equipment available to children in their free time. You hear about people making donations to schools all the time, maybe someone could donate some high quality Limm Jump Ropes to the public school districts around the united states!

Limm High Speed Jump RopeOur school used to welcome a jump rope centered charity event every year called Jump Rope for Heart. I was always one of the biggest fundraisers! Jump Rope For Heart is an educational and fundraising program, co-sponsored by SHAPE America and the American Heart Association. It promotes physical education and provides children with knowledge of heart disease and stroke while raising funds for cardiovascular disease research, stroke research, and health education.

Limm High Speed Jump RopeI hear the kids jump rope for MS now. I have multiple sclerosis (MS) so I appreciate that, but I still remember the Jump Rope for Heart events fondly. The degree of disability that can be caused by multiple sclerosis varies from person to person. Symptoms can vary from fully functioning to, to having difficulty walking, to needing to use a cane or a walker, or to needing to use a wheelchair to get around. Many different types of doctors are seeing a trend, where doing exercises with people, who have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, can help us to function better again.

Limm High Speed Jump RopeBoth running and jumping rope tone your leg muscles and improves cardiovascular fitness. However, when it comes to burning calories, pound for pound, jumping rope wins the fight. In fact, you would have to run an  eight-minute mile to work off more calories than you would burn jumping rope. According to the Mayo Clinic,  the average person weighing 160 pounds can burn up to 730 calories in an hour of jumping rope.

 

 

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