It’s rare to find an exercise so simple that it appeals to just about everyone. However, walk into a gym and you’ll see such a variety of exercise equipment that it’s hard for a novice to know where to start. So many different options are confusing. Exercise is so easy to do, but it’s often portrayed as more complicated than it is.
Take walking and jogging, for example. These are two activities available to almost everyone. Walking and jogging are basic exercises that should be part of every lifestyle. Going for a walk for 1 hour or running for 30 minutes will certainly benefit your health. You…
- Burn calories,
- tone your muscles,
- decrease your insulin resistance, and
- support your cardiovascular health.
All these benefits are ideal for a type 2 diabetic.
That said, sometimes it pays to change your routine. You have a lot to gain by flexing your muscles in a different way. That’s why we’ve chosen to talk about jumping rope as an exercise to treat or control your blood sugar and ultimately improve your health. Jumping rope is clearly something that is easy to get into. While it may take a bit of practice for those who haven’t jumped rope since grade school, it’s still a simple exercise nonetheless.
Also, jumping rope is challenging when it comes to training. Ask most cardio experts what they think of jumping rope and you’ll find they often believe there is no best exercise for promoting weight loss and good health.
It is often said that ten minutes of jumping rope at moderate to high intensity is roughly equivalent to 30 minutes of jogging. That’s not a typo. And if 30 minutes of jogging burns about the same number of calories as a 1-hour walk, you can see how dynamic jumping rope is in helping you lose weight as well as control your blood sugar levels. Plus, we haven’t even mentioned the remarkable effect it has on your fitness level. If professional boxers, arguably the fittest athletes in the world, rely on jumping rope to keep them in optimal shape, they could certainly benefit from jump rope training as well.
It’s easy to do, it’s fun, and it can be done anywhere. Don’t worry if you have to rest often. In no time, your fitness will improve and you will be able to jump rope for several minutes at a time.
If you are a type 2 diabetic, nothing is better for your health than an exercise that makes you sweat more than an intense session of hot yoga.