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While more and more people are starting to join gyms in an effort to lose weight and get in shape, this isn’t always necessary–you can get a great workout just using your jump rope! This article discusses three ways that you jump rope can be used to improve both your health and the quality of your life. You’ll be so happy with the results, you won’t want to put the jump rope down!

Finally, exercising with a jump rope is a great way to improve the muscle tone in your legs and lower body. After the first day of jumping rope, you may experience some soreness in your legs–this is because the muscles have been working hard enough to cause microtears. These microtears will eventually heal themselves in a few days–and because of this damage and repair, your muscles will be stronger, larger, and more toned than when you started the exercise.

 

 

Mixed Martial Arts

 

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One of the obvious benefits from doing jiu jitsu is that it is good for your health. The workouts and drills that you do in jiu jitsu are grueling. They require you to be in peak physical condition because, more often times than not, you spend hours on the mat with an opponent. The workouts allow you to stay in shape year round. Jiu jitsu sessions typically run anywhere from an hour and a half to two hours long. You engage in wrestling, grappling, sparring, and circuits that will leave you gasping for air if you are not conditioned. These workouts can strengthen your heart in the long run, and they can also help people loose weight for those looking for a engaging workout that is fun and insightful.

 

 

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As millions of Americans flock to the gym armed with New Year’s resolutions to get in shape, medical experts are offering an additional reason to exercise: Regular workouts may help fight off colds and flu, reduce the risk of certain cancers and chronic diseases and slow the process of aging.

Physical activity has long been known to bestow such benefits as helping to maintain a healthy weight and reduce stress, not to mention tightening those abs. Now, a growing body of research is showing that regular exercise—as simple as a brisk 30- to 45-minute walk five times a week—can boost the body’s immune system, increasing the circulation of natural killer cells that fight off viruses and bacteria. And exercise has been shown to improve the body’s response to the influenza vaccine, making it more effective at keeping the virus at bay.

“No pill or nutritional supplement has the power of near-daily moderate activity in lowering the number of sick days people take,” says David Nieman, director of Appalachian State University’s Human Performance Lab in Kannapolis, N.C. Dr. Nieman has conducted several randomized controlled studies showing that people who walked briskly for 45 minutes, five days a week over 12 to 15 weeks had fewer and less severe upper respiratory tract infections, such as colds and flu. These subjects reduced their number of sick days 25% to 50% compared with sedentary control subjects, he says.