On April 24 it is time to introduce children to sports and a healthy lifestyle. National Skipping Day is marked by light sports training in a playful way. Jumps performed regularly help strengthen the cardiovascular system. Spend 8 minutes a day doing this.
Ancient Egyptians used vines for jumping and sports training. Jumping rope from rubber bands was used in ancient China. Jumping, people celebrated the New Year. Medieval engravings also depicted rubber ropes. This sport transformed into a fun children’s game that school children and toddlers adore. Various tricks were created, demonstrating the skill of the jumpers.
How to take part
To play, gather 3 friends and have a rubber band 6 feet long for convenient jumping. Two people hold rope on their feet. The third one jumps between them, trying not to step on or touch the barriers. To complicate things, the rope is lifted and held at knee-height, or at the light stage — on the ankles.
- Do a workout! 300 calories are burned in 15 minutes. Athletic exercises allow engaging muscle groups, increasing endurance, and burning extra calories from fatty foods. Dopamine will be produced. This useful activity brings joy, cheerfulness, and inspiration for new achievements.
- Organize a competition; join a mass sports event held on this holiday.
- Coordinate with a schoolteacher to help create a sports holiday.
This is the best way to keep fit in the absence of sports equipment and access to expensive modern fitness centers.
When National Skipping Day celebrated in 2022?
National Skipping Day is observed on April 24 each year.