It’s rare to find an exercise so straightforward it appeals to practically everyone. Walk into a gym, however, and you see such a variety of exercise equipment it’s difficult for a novice to know where to start. So many different choices are confusing. Exercise is so easy to do, yet it’s often made out to be more complicated than it is.
Take walking and jogging for instance. They are two activities available to just about everyone. Walking and jogging are staple exercises that should be a part of all lifestyles. Going for a 1-hour walk or 30-minute run will certainly benefit your health. You’ll…
- burn fat,
- tone your muscles,
- decrease your insulin resistance, and
- bolster your cardiovascular health.
All of these benefits are ideal for a Type 2 diabetic.
With that said, sometimes it pays to change up your routine. You have everything to gain by flexing your muscles a different way. That’s why we’ve chosen to discuss jumping rope as an exercise to treat or manage your blood sugar, and to ultimately better your health. Jumping rope is clearly something that’s easy to get into. While it might take a little bit of practice for those who haven’t skipped rope since grade school, it’s still a simple exercise nonetheless.
Additionally, jumping rope is challenging as far as training is concerned. Ask most cardio experts what they think of jumping rope, and you’ll find they often believe there is no better exercise to promote weight loss and good health.
It’s frequently said ten minutes of jumping rope at a moderate to high intensity is roughly equivalent to 30 minutes of jogging. That is not a typo. And if 30 minutes of jogging burns about the same number of calories as a 1-hour walk, you can see just how dynamic jumping rope is at helping you to lose weight, as well as help, control your blood sugar levels. Moreover, we haven’t even mentioned the remarkable effect it has on your fitness level. If professional boxers – arguably the world’s fittest athletes – rely on jumping rope to keep themselves in optimal shape, you could certainly benefit from jump rope training as well.
It’s easy to do, it’s fun, and it can be carried out anywhere. Don’t worry if you find yourself having to rest often. In no time, you’ll build up your fitness and be able to jump rope for several minutes consecutively.
If you’re a Type 2 diabetic, there’s nothing better for your health than an exercise that will have you sweat more than an intense session of hot yoga.