BBC Health: Weight management....can skipping work for you??!

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Let's do it! If you're looking to get fit this year and maybe shed a few pounds from where they're not doing you any good ie. your tummy - not your wallet, then join in the Skip4Life campaign and get a rope and get skipping!

Skipping can be done any time, any place, any where and is such a simple and effective piece of equipment. And used right, skipping can help with weight management.

In fact, last year Dr Michael Mosley presented a Horizon programme on The Truth about Exercise.Our version simply replaces an exercise bike with a skipping rope.....so, here goes:

Warm up
Warm up for a minute or so, then really go for it, SKIPPING hard for 20 seconds. Now take a breather

Go for it
Go fast for another 20 seconds. Take another breather — then do another 20-second burst

Repeat

Three bursts of 20 seconds equals one minute. Now do that three times a week....How easy do you need it to be?!

 

(with thanks to....an edited version of an article in the issue of Radio Times magazine published 21 February 2012 Radio Times)

 

Skipping for Life with Skipping4Schools
Skipping for Life with Skipping4Schools

Contact us about our skipping workshops for schools and see how we can inspire and enthuse  your students or buy a rope and get our Mini Daily Challenge free of charge to help you jumpstart your 'New You, New Fitness Programme'!

 

 


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