A study, published in the Journal Research Quarterly, American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation, shows that skipping could be the best full body exercise.
For the study, the scientists compared jogging and skipping and found the latter to be more effective as a cardio exercise.
The study which went on for six weeks, monitored the two physical activity. The findings revealed that 10-minute jump-rope sessions a day were more efficient than 30-minute jogging sessions. Participants demonstrated improvement in their cardiovascular health.
The uncomplicated workout takes minutes and targets all your muscles, at the same time it is not too tiring or harsh.
The research also reveals that skipping burns more calories per minute and engages more muscles than rowing or swimming.