It is a proven fact that inactivity leads to quite a number
of health and personal issues, like weight gain, onset illness and even low level
of productivity in schools, offices and daily life. Various activities such as
walking, running, or even simple activities like moving around can help improve
your overall health.
This is one great exercise tool that many people often pay
less attention to. As simple as this tool is, it’s also a great calorie-burner and
it improves your cardiovascular fitness and at the same time tones your muscles
to give you that overall perfect look.
I used to have one of these, sitting in my storage room at
home for years, but one day I decided to pick it up, dust it and give it a go,
after using it for just 20-30 minutes each day for 6 days, I discovered my
breathing and cardiac capacity improved greatly. Occasionally, each time my
lungs are irritated and I cough in response I feel tightness in my chest. After
days of skipping for 20 -30 minutes, I saw a great improvement. Skipping is
certainly good for the heart.
If you need a good aerobic exercise that will really get
your heart pumping, burn calories and loose those extra unwanted fat, go grab a
skipping rope right now!
Another great advantage of skipping regularly is that, it
develops your foot speed, endurance, coordination and gradually develops your
Smart bracelet, watch or mobile app:
Smart bracelets, smart watches or health mobile apps belong
to the category of gadgets called “Fitness trackers”.
trackers mostly help you to keep track of your progress. Depending on the
type of tracker you are using, you can track your steps, calories you have
burned, distance covered, number of calories you consumed, and even heart rate
and sleep quality. Some for example, Samsung
Health app on my phone, even offer GPS tracking to map your distance and
pace. If you already have an athletic body and think it’s a needless
investment, these trackers can act like your exercise buddies. You can set a
challenge and compete to hit this challenge or break your last record which
makes them more interesting and fun to use.
Fitness trackers psychologically motivates you to take more steps
than you did yesterday; to run faster than yesterday or sustain that peak heart
rate for a little longer to achieve that intense interval training. Research
shows that wearing a fitness tracker – even if it’s just a basic pedometer! –
can increase a user’s activity levels by 30 percent!