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Doctor insights on: Pros Cons Jumping Rope Exercise

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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Jumping rope on carpet without shoes raises my hr. Is it a good exercise?

Jumping rope on carpet without shoes raises my hr. Is it a good exercise?

Yes: Jumping rope is a good cardiovascular exercise. You may want to protect your feet by wearing your shoes. ...Read more

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With an iron deficiency & a heart rate (resting) of approximately 82 is it safe to start jumping rope for exercise/getting fit? Harmful or beneficial?

With an iron deficiency & a heart rate (resting) of approximately 82 is it safe to start jumping rope for exercise/getting fit? Harmful or beneficial?

Listen to your body: If you do a gentle pretend jump roping, like skipping rope, slowly, you will get good movement that will stimulate blood flow in even 30 seconds. That should increase circulation to your entire body. Doing this every 30 minutes while awake and gradually increasing the duration will be very beneficial to you as you are correcting your iron deficiency. In less than a month you will be stronger. ...Read more

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Is jumping rope considered a calisthenic work out?

Is jumping rope considered a calisthenic work out?

Yes: Calisthenics often involve simple exercises, usually using ones own body weight in an often rhythmic motion, that can increase both strength and aerobic fitness. Usually involves little or no equipment. Sit-ups, push-ups, jumping jacks, as well as pull-ups, push-ups and jumping rope or all examples of calisthenic exercises. ...Read more

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After a abortion which I did in 2012 cn I do jumping rope?

After a abortion which I did in 2012 cn I do jumping rope?

Your abortion in: 2012 is over. Unless you had some sort of complication that you neglected to tell us...it's over and done with.......
Do whatever excercise you want...... ...Read more

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Does jumping rope slim thighs?

Does jumping rope slim thighs?

Spot fat loss does: Not occur naturally. However this may help to tone muscles. ...Read more

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Can jumping rope damage kidneys?

Can jumping rope damage kidneys?

Nope: Not from rope. Or any other activity (except extreme contact activities i.e. Punches to the kidneys). ...Read more

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Will jumping rope flatten my belly?

Will jumping rope flatten my belly?

Maybe: If it causes you to lose weight then yes it might. If not then no. ...Read more

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Wich method is better to lose weight:to run or jumping rope...equal time...?

Wich method is better to lose weight:to run or jumping rope...equal time...?

Both: Any exercise is good in burning calories which will lead to weight loss. Usually alternating between different exercises will use different muscle groups which will help to let more muscle groups to work. The important thing in every exercise is time and usually 1/2 hour a day is a good way to start. ...Read more

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Being a short person, does jumping rope stress my spine to keep it stronger and make it unlikely for me to lose height when older?

Being a short person, does jumping rope stress my spine to keep it stronger and make it unlikely for me to lose height when older?

Short or tall: Weight bearing exercise: walk, run, jump (rope or sports) help to keep bones in spine and hips strong. Of course need to get enough vitamin d, calcium, etc. Eat right, exercise. Stay active. May need a vitamin d supplement depending on location, sun exposure, and dietary intake. ...Read more

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I was jumping rope and my neck made a weird cracking sound and it hurts a lot. (back of my neck left side) what cand I do to cease the pain?

I was jumping rope and my neck made a weird cracking sound and it hurts a lot. (back of my neck left side) what cand I do to cease the pain?

Hot compress: Ibuprofen and lay still in neutral position when you go to bed. The spasm will go away. The cracking sound was from the joints between the neck bones. Should go away on it's own. ...Read more

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Will jumping rope effect the womb?

Will jumping rope effect the womb?

Go for it: It would be unusual for it to cause harm to the uterus. ...Read more

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Is jumping rope good to lose inner thigh fat?

Is jumping rope good to lose inner thigh fat?

Yes, sort of...: It is impossible to specify the area of fat loss based on a particular exercise. Cardiovascular exercise like jumping rope, if done for long enough and if paired with proper diet, can lead to fat loss and thus weight loss, but the fat loss likely won't be primarily from the inner thighs. Your best bet is diet and exercise for overall weight loss, and you will lose some of that inner thigh fat too. ...Read more

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My lower back hurts after jumping rope what's wrong?

My lower back hurts after jumping rope what's wrong?

Multiple possibility: You can have anything from sore low back muscles to something more serious, like early spine arthritis. Does not sound like a disc bulge, or herniation, because you are not describing burning or shooting sensations down a leg. ...Read more

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Why does my left shin hurt after jumping rope? What can I do?

Why does my left shin hurt after jumping rope? What can I do?

Shin splints likely: Shin splints (tibial stress reaction or stress fracture) result from overuse. This can be with regards to varibles of excessive running intensity, excessive mileage or duration. The first line treatment is to limit the most likely causative variable, allow more rest, ice, and nsaids, nd evn iimaging is indicated when symptoms fail to resolve within a week or so of implementing controls on activity. ...Read more

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Will jumping rope cause uterus prolapse?

Will jumping rope cause uterus prolapse?

It should not.: Exercise, in general, can help strengthen muscles that can support the uterus. Rope jumping should be safe. ...Read more

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What is a good means of determining how many calories I burn jumping rope?

What is a good means of determining how many calories I burn jumping rope?

Internet calculators: Check this site for a calculator
http://www. Self. Com/calculatorsprograms/calculators/caloriesburned/jumping_rope. ...Read more

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What number of calories does a 140 lbs person burn by jumping rope 1000 times?

What number of calories does a 140 lbs person burn by jumping rope 1000 times?

U need a calculator: & an equation that allows U 2 put in how high U jump, Ur weight, & time it took 2 do this. Find this & calculate the energy used. Then a conversation table that converts work, ie foot lbs, that will convert this 2 calories expended.

Good Luck ...Read more

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I was jumping rope at a boxing club a few days ago and now my left shin hurts. Why is this?

I was jumping rope at a boxing club a few days ago and now my left shin hurts. Why is this?

Overuse tibia injury: Shin splints is an overuse stress injury to the tibial leg bone. Often times, a sudden rapid increase in either mileage or running intensity can trigger an episode of shin splints. Most are self-limiting and will go away with simple rest or decreased mileage and intensity. Ice and anti-inflammatory medications may help as well. ...Read more

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Is jumping rope advisable for patient with herniated disc?

Is jumping rope advisable for patient with herniated disc?

Herniated disc: If this is a recent and painful herniated disc jumping rope, due to the pressure placed on the lower back is not advisable. ...Read more

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Can jumping rope cause more lower back problems if you already have sciatica, or is it safe to jump rope? I don't want to make things worse.

Can jumping rope cause more lower back problems if you already have sciatica, or is it safe to jump rope? I don't want to make things worse.

Jumping: Can either irritate the issue or you may get lucky and it doesn't. try it out if to hurts more, then stop. ...Read more

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Will jumping rope increase my breast size? Or make them look saggy??

Will jumping rope increase my breast size? Or make them look saggy??

Neither: Wear a supportive bra and jump roping will not cause any problems. It's good exercise too! ...Read more

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Is jumping rope ok for women after 40? Doesn't that make uterus more likely to prolapse?

Is jumping rope ok for women after 40? Doesn't that make uterus more likely to prolapse?

Go ahead!: Uterine prolapse is commonly caused by multiple factors: pregnancies, childbirth, obesity, smoking, menopause, asthma or copd, etc. If you already have prolapse, jumping rope certainly will not make it worse, and if you don't have prolapse, jumping rope won't cause it! ...Read more

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Jumping rope 200 times a day will burn how many calories and will it be useful for reducing belly fat?

Depends: It depends on your size (ht/wt) and the pace of the jumping rope--slow-->fast.
See: http://www. Self. Com/calculatorsprograms/calculators/caloriesburned/jumping_rope
for a calculator. But, as a rough range, you burn 10-20 calories per minute of jump-roping. ...Read more