Less Dangerous Than Jogging
According to the U.S. Olympic Committee jumping rope causes fewer muscle or bone injuries than jogging and provides a fast track to fitness. The American College of Sports Medicine also recommends it for aerobic conditioning. To improve your heart and lung health, ACSM recommends jumping rope for three to five times weekly for sessions lasting from 20 to 60 minutes, depending on your level of fitness. These sessions can be continuous exercise, or you can break them into 10 minute workouts.