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  Health Tip: Get Active With a Jump Rope
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By Diana Kohnle

(HealthDay News) -- Jumping rope is a great way to get your heart pumping, burn calories and have a little fun.

The American Council on Exercise offers these guidelines for jumping rope:

  • Hold the handles near the end of the rope, keeping your grip light.
  • Tuck your elbows close to your body and relax your shoulders. Bend your knees slightly.
  • Use your wrist to turn the rope, maintaining a smooth arc as you swing the rope over your head.
  • Keep your head up and back straight, making sure not to round your back or shoulders.
  • Reduce joint impact by jumping low.

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