Let's encourage our children to have a healthy lifestyle!
Benefits of jumping rope for children:
- Jump roping improves motor coordination.
- Balance improves coordination, speed, and agility. The Jump Rope Institute reports that “jumping on balls of the feet requires the body and mind to make neural muscular adjustments to imbalances created from continuous jumping. As a result, jumping improves dynamic balance, coordination, and reflexes.”
- Skipping rope can build bone strength. Jumping rope uses your own body weight as resistance, and resistance training helps build bone density. While you may not be worried about osteoporosis now, your body will thank you in the future for working to build bone strength.
- This is a low-impact activity… It is well known that running is hard on your joints.