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Playing jump-rope is fun, sure, but it also delivers a full-body workout
Jump-ropes aren't just for kids. Adults are turning to this fun activity because it's a great workout that improves your timing, coordination, agility and cardiorespiratory endurance. Jumping rope is a total body exercise that involves nearly every major muscle group in your body — but it's still relatively gentle on your joints. Two more selling points: It's cheap and it's portable.
By Danielle Braff, Special to Tribune Newspapers
August 1, 2012