Its funny, but of all the ways and means of losing weight there are around us, how few of us remember the humble skipping rope! Of course, with the focus of most people firmly on their diets, they give little thought to backing that diet up with some useful exercise.

Most of the time, its because people think that exercise is hard work. But it doesn’t have to be hard work and some forms of exercise are actually quite a lot of fun to do. Such as skipping!

Okay, I know not everyone will be all that enthusiastic about getting a skipping rope and trying to jump over it hundreds of times in a session. Plenty of people will find the coordination part a little haphazard, especially to begin with.

But perseverance and persistence are the key traits that belong to anyone who has ever lost weight and maintained their ideal weight in the long term. And if you persevere at the skipping rope, you’ll master it before too long and then you’ll have an alternative exercise option at your fingertips that is a lot of fun once you know how it works!

Skipping to fast music with a good beat is a great way of boosting your energy levels, toning up the muscles in your legs, buttocks, torso and arms and burning off any excess fat. Its an all-in-one fat burning cardio-vascular exercise in itself and can be a self contained exercise booster for any diet if you do it every day.

So don’t write off the humble skipping rope as a mere toy or child’s plaything. It is also a serious fat busting, weight loss exercise tool that you can use to your advantage on a daily basis with an exercise that is fun to do and very absorbing. Well worth the outlay of a few dollars for a good quality skipping rope and a little time to play with it.