TORONTO, ON (PRWEB) May 08, 2013
Lean On Life, a leading healthy lifestyle website with the latest on weight loss, nutrition, and fitness is promoting jumping as one of the healthiest ways to lose weight.
As Lean On Life reports in its article, (http://www.leanonlife.com/jump-for-joy-why-jumping-could-be-the-best-exercise-for-weight-loss/), a recent study has shown that jumping is one of the best exercises for weight loss and should be adopted more frequently.
A Japanese study published in April had two groups of men perform 30 minutes of exercise. One group jumped rope, and the other rode on a stationary bike. After the exercise, the men who had jumped rope were significantly less hungry than those who had rode on the bike. As such, the study concluded that by acting to dramatically reduce appetite, jumping rope proved to be the best exercise overall for weight loss.
Researchers believe that the reason jumping is such an incredibly effective method for weight loss could be because of the vertical movements it involves, as compared to exercises that only involve horizontal movements. They hypothesize that vertical exercises promote more "gut distress," and this causes a reduction of appetite.
While the Japan study exclusively looked at jumping rope, it’s likely that these superior weight loss results extend to all forms of jumping.
Lean On Life Trainer, Michelle Schiffman says, “single-person trampolines can be found in most sports equipment stores, and can comfortably be used (and stored) just about anywhere. Tires set up in obstacle-course style require you to alternate one-legged hopping from tire to tire, adding an additional coordination challenge, stability challenge and strength challenge.”
Experts at Lean On Life encourage a healthy diet and a good mix of jumping and other cardio and weight exercises to achieve the best weight loss results.
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