Fight Rope Fun
According to fitnesskid.com jumping rope “is a stimulating physical activity that is excellent for releasing endorphins in the brain to boost mood, promote relaxation and induce a sense of well-being.”
Children forge through an onslaught of demands from school, their parents, and each other throughout the day so it is vital to prioritize their output and emotional wellbeing. After a session of jumping rope research has further illustrated that their academic performance increases in the classroom. Their mood during the rest of the day carries the residual endorphins from jumping rope.
The article from fitnesskid.com goes onto dive into other benefits for children who skip rope like increased creativity, better balance and coordination, stronger bones, and self-esteem. Furthermore, their overall muscular strength increases and their endurance as well. This coincides with the mission of the fightrope.com to ensure that combat sport athletes of all ages benefit from the same stimulation to all of the aforementioned physical endorsements from the activity,
As it stands there are several organizations like Actionforhealthykids.org that have plans and overviews for parents to access resources for different types of jump rope games to ensure that kids get at least 60 minutes of play each day for their health. Some of these recommendations include skipping variations to provide children with a multitude of different ways to gain skill and strength using the jump rope. Some of those variations include:
Skier: While jumping rope, alternate between jumping on the left side to jumping on the right, like a downhill skier.
Bell: This is like the skier, but instead of jumping side to side, you’re jumping front to back, like a bell ringing.
Double Under: Can you speed it up? Twirl the rope faster than you normally would to see if you can make the rope pass under you twice during a jump.
Run while jumping with the jump rope to a specific spot (the end of the sidewalk, a cone, etc.).
So, the best gift heading into the spring is a jump rope for your children. Especially if they delve into different sports throughout the remaining school year and entrance into summer where their development often increases exponentially.