For the love of the heart ❤️
We are taught that our hearts pump blood through the whole body, we need it to perform at our most optimal. Our ability to run into the sunset chasing the streetlights and new PRs has us pushing the strongest muscle in our bodies to their limits and our brains wouldn’t have it any other way.
As science has taught us Endorphins kick in to allow us to chase this feeling of exertion to the point of gratification and. in fact, increases our moods tremendously. With our cheeks flush and the reverberation of the blood being pumped through the hands and feet, buzzing from going all out we remove mental barriers. The same feeling applies to skipping rope. It is for the love of our hearts that we dedicate every day to at least 10 minutes to what some call the “fighters” rope.
According to The Conversation author Lindsay Bottoms in her article Grab a rope: seven reasons why skipping is so good for you she cites that “If you were to do ten minutes of jump rope every day, you would create adaptations to your body that are beneficial to cardiovascular health, such as lowering blood pressure and reducing resting heart rate,” where she further details the benefits of skipping rope leads to “Improved cardiorespiratory fitness has been shown to reduce blood pressure, improve insulin sensitivity, reduce inflammation in the body and lower chances of developing diabetes and many other chronic diseases,” (p.1).
Our hearts respect a healthy dose of adrenaline and as we age the fitness of our hearts may in fact prolong life through survivability. According to the Harvard Medical Journal Dr. Marwa A. Ahmed, MD, MS in her article Can Exercise Extend Your Life?
“While the average age was 53, participants ranged in age from 18 to over 80. Similar to findings of previous studies, being fit was associated with living longer. This held true at any age. The researchers also saw a relationship between CRF and survival rates: the higher the level of fitness, the higher the survival rate. This was especially notable in older people and people with high blood pressure. And the survival benefit continued to climb with no upper limit.”
So, skipping rope for a few minutes each day aligns with the heart's mission, to pump long and vigorously for you as long as you feed the heart with exercise. There are more studies, correlations, and testimonies as to why heart health is healthy and what better way to get the blood pumping than a good old fashion rope. Skipping rope has many other benefits: Hand and eye coordination increase, mental clarity, it’s fun and increases bone density making it hard to break. With that knowledge, you can pick up your fight rope thefightrope.com and survey our ropes to find the one that best suits you.
In the end, we are as old as we are ever going to be, but with a little cardio from the rope, we can survive longer. The fight rope essentially serves as a mobile gym and keeps the heart smiling and you youthful as well.