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September 21, 2017

10 Jump Rope Games Perfect for Families With Toddlers

Women’s Health and Family Fitness Day are dedicated to encouraging fitness for families and for women. Women’s Health and Fitness Day is 9/27 and Family Fitness Day is 9/24. It isn’t just about fitness, it’s about healthy lifestyle habits including eating right, exercise, sleep, stress and overall health.

10 Jump Rope Games Perfect For Families With Toddlers

According to research jump rope for a minimum of five minutes a day can improve physical fitness and when you build to ten minutes of nonstop jumping at 120 RPMs it can provide the same benefits as the following:

30 minutes of jogging
2 sets of tennis singles
30 minutes of racquet and handball playing
720 yards of swimming
18 holes of golf

In addition, jumping helps to develop the left and right hemispheres of the brain, to further improve spatial awareness and reading skills and increases memory and mental alertness. 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 and coordination, reflexes, bone density and muscular endurance.

Today I’m sharing a 10 jump rope games perfect for Families with toddlers. {source The Jump Rope Institute}

Bunny Hop Hop over the rope on one foot.

Run It Run or Jog Forward Over the Rope

Jump Rope Jacks Jump With Feet Together and feet apart

Ski Jumper Spread the rope on the floor and jump side to side over it

Donut Jumps Make the rope into a circle on the ground, jump into the circle then out.

Flashback Swing the rope in the other direction, jumping backward.

Firecrackers Jump as fast as you can.

Twister Twist body to one side and then the other when jumping.

Criss Cross Criss Cross legs on every other jump.

Cross Overs Cross arms on every other jump.

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