Jumping rope is a great way to exercise and make your heart work hard. People in countries all over the world jump rope as a way to stay fit and healthy. There’s even an event at the Olympics for jump rope! It’s also a great activity for both children and adults, making it a fun way to exercise as a family.
To make sure you and your children are safe while jump roping, it’s important to size your rope. Stand in the middle of it and make sure the handles come below your underarms. Test out the size before purchasing a new jump rope. If you haven’t jump roped before, it’s okay! Make sure to take it slow until you’re more comfortable going faster. Many school physical education classes teach jump rope, so if your children are already familiar with it they can show you the ropes!
For step by step instructions visit: http://go.ncsu.edu/heartjumpropeskills
What jump rope skills will you can your children practice this week?